Last week I was out painting on top of a reservoir's earthen dam which is located between Lowry Sports Park and Common Grounds golf course. Looking west (below), I captured the hazy view generated by the wildfires burning in southern Colorado. And to the south (bottom), I painted a stand of trees next to the reservoir, where I was told there was a coyote's den. There were several people walking their dogs and jogging on the trail along the top of the dam. One person approached and asked if he could watch me paint. He and his girlfriend ended up buying both paintings 'right off the easel'! Of course I had to let them dry and varnish them before they happily took them home. They were moving to a new home in Highlands Ranch and wanted something to remember one of their favorite spots in the old neighborhood. I love this spot too. Its amazing the open space and beautiful vistas we still have within the city limits!
Summer Haze 6x8 Oil on Gessoboard - Plein Air
Reservoir Trees 6x8 Oil on Canvasboard - Plein Air