This is the view from a porch on the Rio Grand River in Creede, CO. I wanted to capture the blazing color of the setting sun on the water with watercolor and gouache.
The Sweeney ranch sits at the beginning of the hill country in Morgan Mill. From the rockers on the back porch of the ranch house, one looks at this amazing multi-trunk live oak and layers of hills in the distance. I’ve painted this tree and view twice and have taken a dozen photos at all times of day and the constantly changing scene is a favorite.
Traveling to Quebec City in Canada is like being in France in a lovely, old style way. These umbrellas over a hot Irish coffee beside the Artist Alley summed up the place for me.