Plein Air Rockies took place in Estes Park August 14 - 27.
As a participating artist, Dennis spent most of the two weeks painting in RMNP and the Allenspark and Estes Park areas. On August 22 at daybreak we scoured the Rim Lake Trailhead for painting subjects.
The early morning light gave the clouds and landscape an ethereal glow.
A field of cheerful wildflowers greeted us...
As did a young bunny.
I couldn't resist photographing this handsome artist...
Later in the morning we drove to a spot overlooking Horseshoe Park in RMNP where Dennis painted and I worked on my novel...
On one of my leg-stretching breaks I shot some photographs. This one taken over Dennis' shoulder is a favorite...
I saw this little guy peeking at me while eating his breakfast. Before he scurried away I managed to get this shot...
Rockies Plein Air culminated with a Quick Draw and Auction on August 28.
and still lifes
The artists were given 90 minutes to complete and frame their work, then it was judged and entered into the auction. Dennis won second place with his watercolor, which went on to sell at auction to a lovely couple.
We had a great time with our artist friends and look forward to next year's event.
That same weekend my two grandchildren came to stay with us. On Sunday before we drove to Loveland to meet their parents, Emma and Oliver expended energy at the Riverwalk playground.
The Boulder County Arts Alliance is hosting a plein air this Saturday. Dennis has been out painting farms in Boulder County. I tagged along last Thursday and got this photo of an abandoned mine in the hillside.
While he's not painting, Dennis and I continue to look at real estate. This past Saturday we drove to Grand Lake
and on to Georgetown to look around. On the drive back home I snapped this photo of Sleeping Indian Mountain. Can you see the profile of the Indian's face?
And that's the condensed version of the last two weeks. Still having fun.