6 x 6", oil on birch panel, 2016.
While at the 2016 Telluride Plein Air Festival, I painted little 6x6" quick paintings - or as I like to think of them, KISS - aka, Keep It Simple Stupid, paintings. These oils painted on shellacked birch panels made for fun little segues between larger plein air pieces. They are relaxing to paint, and an added bonus, they disappear like soap bubbles once they are available to sell.
This iconic view down Main Street often shows up in artist's images, and for good reason. The early morning view looking East finds the mountains with the nestled in Ingram Falls bathed in blue shadow, making it an entirely irresistible subject.