Sunday, March 21, 2010

"Clouds at Play over Blanca"

Five Paintings for Alamosa ArtWalk

The winter seems to be melting away, even though we had a big blizzard last Friday! It's suddenly spring, and time for ArtWalk here in Alamosa. I am busy framing and will hang my five paintings this week at Hospice del Valle, 514 Main Street, for the big event this Saturday, March 27. (The five paintings will appear directly above this posting)

It is always difficult to decide which paintings to show. I finally decided to select by subject matter, and they are all of places right here at the north edge of town. The titles will explain nicely. Following is the Statement I have prepared for this show:

Artist Statement

Most days I walk on the levee along the south side of the Rio Grande, La Veta to State.
In summer, I sometimes bike on the levee north of the Rio, west from State around the big bend, across the south end of the Ranch, and back on Cottonwood to State.

What magnificent views at different times of the day, in different kinds of weather!

Light in the morning and evening changes everything --- often quickly and astoundingly.

I strive to capture some of that drama in the studio.