Monday, July 13, 2009
More Telluride Plein Air Fest Paintings
'Mountain Cabin' oil 8x10 © Marc R. Hanson '09
One of the first things that caught my eye was this little cabin. It reminded me of a little Swiss chateau.
'High On High' oil 8x10 © Marc R. Hanson '09
This is up on Lizard Head Pass a high elevation pass outside of Telluride. I met Jill Carver on this same road painting too that day. It was a four wheel drive road, no doubt.
'Jeep Trail' oil 11x14 © Marc R. Hanson '09
Tried to settle down on this one but was feeling the effects of too much heat and altitude. By the time this one was finished, so was I.
'Stars' oil 10x8 © Marc R. Hanson '09
The star is the sign for 'Stars' a garment store on the main drag through town. I found it an interesting juxtaposition of the Stars and Stripes, and the large star.
'Waste Management' oil 10x8 © Marc R. Hanson '09
This was my 'Quick Draw' painting.
'Prairie Dog Town' oil 8x10 © Marc R. Hanson '09
A situation where you set up to paint one light effect, it totally disappears so you paint whatever is there. I set up with the entire village lit up, that's the courthouse steeple in the distance, background in shadow. That changed to this situation with the sliver of light that shadowed the prairie dog village. There is an extremely healthy dog town in the valley so I painted them in in silhouette.
'Valley Shade' oil 10x8 © Marc R. Hanson '09
A 20-25 minute painting at the most. A few artists lined up along a road out of town to paint this scene one evening. The shadows moved so fast that it was hard to keep pace but the color just got better and better.
'Time To Go!' oil 10x8 © Marc R. Hanson '09
One of the nice things in the mountains is that you can stand many miles away from on high and watch as these storms approach without feeling like you should be in the basement. If I saw this in Minnesota, I'd be in the basement already! This was a nasty, large electrical storm that was beautiful to watch... from a distance. It did eventually hit me but I was already almost packed and in the truck.
'Road To Mountain Village' oil 6x8 © Marc R. Hanson '09
One day I did 5 paintings, some little studies like these. And the Quick Draw... and Time To Go!
'First View-Valley Floor' oil 6x8 © Marc R. Hanson '09
'Bear Creek Morning' oil 6x8 © Marc R. Hanson '09
First of the five of that day.