Monday, July 16, 2012

Playing Catch Up

I am back home after two + weeks in the cool mountain air of Colorado. I had intended to post while I was on the road, but my iPad doesn't play well with the Blogger composing function. So, I didn't have a way to post images. 

Temperatures had been dry and warmer in Colorado in general and in Telluride prior to our arrival. However, soon after we arrived, the summer monsoons arrived with lots of moisture and cool temperatures. My morning walks were wonderful and I was able to get in about a half day in the field before afternoon rains would start.






Here are a few of the paintings from the week.

Aspens & Oxeye
16 x 12
detail


The Hidden Pond
12 x 24 triptych

Twilight at Leopard Creek
12 x 16


While I was waiting for underpaintings to dry, I managed to get in some field sketching too.

graphite in Moleskin sketchbook

dip pen & walnut ink, wash

dip pen & walnut ink, wash

While I was sitting by Fall Creek working on the drawing above, I noticed a butterfly which had landed on my sleeve. I looked up to see a whole flock ? herd? of butterflies all around me. It was magical!

After the show, I taught a five day workshop at the Ah Haa School for the Arts in Telluride. This was the view outside the school! The San Miguel River runs right behind the school with a great walking trail that runs its whole length through town and then out into the valley floor.


It was a fun week with enthusiastic students.  I was sad to leave Telluride but it was lovely to be home again and back in my studio with Luna.




7 comments:

VICTOR GATO said...

Para mi siempre es un placer grande regresar a este blog para admirar su gran sensibilidad.
Estos íltimos troncos son preciosos.
El tríptico es muy bello.

Felicitaciones desde España.

Bobbi Heath said...

Hi Deborah,

Beautiful paintings on this trip, I particularly like Aspens & Oxeye and the dip pen sketches.

I don't know if you have an iphone, but I was able to take photos, crop them, and post them to blogger from my iphone on a recent trip. Let me know if you want more info.

Bobbi

Deborah Paris said...

Gracias, Victor!

Hi Bobbi. I have an Android phone and while I can post images to Facebook, Twitter, etc it doesn't interface with Blogger. Another reason to get an iPhone!

helen said...

All so lovely. Glad you are not near the areas where there are fires.

Casey Klahn said...

You are the second one who complains @ iPad with Blogger interface while on the road. Hmm. I had trouble trying to post from my iPh in Canada.

Looks like we all need a tutorial!

I'm following your posts faithfully. Congrats on the ARC.

Caroline Simmill said...

Luna looks right at home there in your studio, she has grown too. Thanks for sharing photos of the area those are high mountains and forests giving an almost cosy feel as if one is deep within the landscape. I always feel a bit in the clouds here in Scotland as there is so much sky with so much flat areas of low land, marshlands between the mountains, giving an almost sketched panoramic look. good to hear you had such a lovely time away, your sketches and paintings are lovely.

Gary Keimig said...

Great stuff. Looks like Telluride was really good for you.