This was a demo. This cholla is right outside the Rainbow Forest Museum. Not much of a landscape painter, so it is one of the few so far. Great to meet the visitors. Watercolor on canvas 11x14"
The heart and soul of the park are the volunteers. Dennis and JoLynn had us over to an impromptu steak bar-b-que and lots of wise guidance in the park. Charcoal over stained paper.
Above the casita door was a nest of two house finches. Open the door and hear "whoooooosh" and the couple parked on delicate branches, watching until I left. Watercolor 11x9"
Jane is one of the Cultural Demonstrators. This is a pastel over watercolor. Her necklace was daunting, so I worked loose. 24x18
Small but mighty, the view was so perfect. Watercolor 5x7"
I paint wildlife on flagstone. This was part of a demo in the PDI. A woman needed it! Slipped me a few 20's and I asked if I could take a photo before it left. Acrylic on stone approx 4" sq.
Most of the people I met recognized Jorge, the ranger at the gate at the North entry. Smiling and helpful, the People in the park are the soul of the place. Watercolor 20x15"
We were privileged to see the collection under the guidance of Matt, the staff Paleontologist. There were a LOT of paleontologists! Charcoal on toned paper 9x6"
11x14" Oil on canvas. One of very few landscapes done immediately after my AIR. There is something so transitive about the way the light plays on the badlands of the park, I do not expect to ever capture it.
8x10" watercolor. Some time near the end of my third week I woke to four mule deer walking on the hill behind the casita. This little sketch is one, lingering as they went off to the Painted Desert.
I had been on a quest to find pronghorns for over a year. They wandered the plains near South Denver and during my residency, they often presented themselves in the earliest parts of the day. This is a birch pane. 10"square in acrylic paints
He came into the park two days before I departed with his friend Gus. They looked so good in their uniforms and were elegant ambassadors for the Park Service. Oil on canvas 11x14"