The painting above this text ("Flowing Gold") is currently on display in the Colorado State Capitol through February 28, 2010. It is part of an exhibition celebrating Artists of Southwestern Colorado. I am honored to be one of 37 artists from 16 counties.
A public reception will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2010, 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the Offices of Lt. Governor Barbara O'Brien.
The raking evening light in this painting reveals brilliant golds in contrast with deep shadows along the Rio Grande as it flows through the San Luis Valley. Here water is more precious than gold.