Last Show of the Season-Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock

    Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock
    Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock

    I will be in Castle Rock this weekend for the last show of the season. My booth will be in the same general area as last year. My booth number is 8 and is highlighted on the map below. Stop out to see my work and say hi. It looks like it should be a beautiful weekend!

     

    Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock
    Saturday September 10th – 9AM – 6PM
    Sunday September 11th – 10AM – 5PM

    The Giant Awakens-Mount Rainier Emerges From The Clouds

    Mount Rainier emerges from early morning clouds and towers over Upper Tipsoo Lake and a meadow sprinkled with wildflowers in Mount Rainer National Park, Washington.
    Mount Rainier emerges from early morning clouds and towers over Upper Tipsoo Lake and a meadow sprinkled with wildflowers in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington.

    As was true with most of the mornings at Mount Rainier National Park, the Tipsoo Lake area was socked in the clouds when I arrived before sunrise. At least this morning you could catch occasional glimpses of the peak as the skies started to lighten.

    I setup in the same spot I had setup many other mornings during the week. I hoped for something to happen this morning as it was my last. Unfortunately, sunrise came and went. I took a shot now and then when Mount Rainier appeared, but Lake Tipsoo was rippled by a steady breeze and nothing turned out that great.

    I did make the fortunate decision to head across the road to explore Upper Tipsoo Lake and the meadow filled with wildflowers surrounding it. I focused on flowers at first, but noticed that the clouds were breaking up over the peak. I wandered around until I found this pleasing composition including some of the wildflowers and Mount Rainier towering off in the distance. It was a beautiful sight and made for a great ending to a trip!

    Click on the image to view it larger in the galleries. Fine art prints are available.

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    Show This Weekend in Denver – The Affordable Arts Festival

    Affordable Arts Festival in Denver - August 28th, 2016
    Affordable Arts Festival in Denver – August 28th, 2016

    This weekend I will be at the Affordable Arts Festival in Denver. This is a special show in that everything is for sale at $100 or less. I will be selling a lot of older framed work that has been collecting dust in my studio as well as some canvas prints that are slightly worn from travelling to shows over the years. I will have lots of matted prints marked down to clear out as well. The show only lasts six hours so come early to pick up the best deals!

    Sunday – August 28th, 2016
    9AM – 3PM
    Arapahoe Community College
    5900 South Santa Fe Drive
    Littleton, CO 80160

    You can purchase tickets online to get you into the show quicker or if you are going to purchase tickets at the gate, here is a link to a money saving coupon.

    Woodland Serenity-Silver Falls in Mount Rainier National Park

    The Ohanapecosh River winds through a dense green forest and drops over Silver Falls into an aquamarine colored pool in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington.
    The Ohanapecosh River winds through a dense green forest and drops over Silver Falls into an aquamarine colored pool in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington.

    I just returned home from a trip out to Mount Rainier National Park outside of Seattle. My son Justin joined me for the first part of the trip and we had fun exploring the park for our first time. We were greeted by clear blue skies and unheard of temperatures close to 90 degrees in the park. Not at all what I expected!

    After a fairly fruitless first day where it was just too darn hot to want to do much, we decided to hit a few waterfalls early the next morning before the sun made its way into the woods. The first stop was at Silver Falls just inside the Stevens Canyon entrance. It looked simple enough to get to and I had the GPS coordinates to the trailhead plugged into the car. I suppose it might have helped if I would have followed its directions, but instead I had in my head a different spot for the falls. After turning around multiple times and getting out to search along the roadway, we were ready to give up and ask for direction at the park entrance. That is until we turned the corner and then the GPS directions made sense! It turns out that we had been using the official park map (more…)

    This Weekend in Salida-Riverside Fine Arts Festival

    Salida Riverside Fine Arts Festival Logo
    Salida Riverside Fine Arts Festival Logo

    I am close to home this weekend at the Riverside Fine Arts Festival in Salida. I am in the same location as last year, right at the entrance on the sidewalk. I have a new print from outside of Buena Vista that I took last fall that I just printed this week. Stop on by if you are in the valley and while you are at it, stop by the hospital to see my display out there.

    Saturday 7/16 – 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
    Sunday 7/17 – 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

    Display in Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida

    Display in the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida, Colorado.
    Display in the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida, Colorado.

    I am excited to be one of four artists displaying our work in a rotating art exhibit at the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida, Colorado. I have eleven of my favorite Colorado images on display from the first of July until the end of September. Stop by the hospital and have a look if you are in town. The display is just inside the front entrance.

    There will also be an artists reception featuring all of the artists displaying this year on September 12th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

     

    This Weekend in Edwards-Art On The Rockies Show

    Art on the Rockies-2016
    Art on the Rockies 2016 Poster

    I am in Edwards, Colorado this weekend for the Art On The Rockies show. Stop by and see me if you are in the neighborhood. I am in booth #46 on the west end of the Colorado Mountain College.

    Friday, July 8th – 10AM – 5PM
    Saturday, July 9th – 10AM – 5PM
    Sinday, July 10th – 10AM – 5PM

    First Show of the Season-Denver Arts Festival

    2016 Denver Arts Festival poster
    2016 Denver Arts Festival

    I will be in Denver this weekend for the first show of the season. The Denver Arts Festival is moving to a new location this year across from Northfield Mall in Stapleton. This is my first year to be in this show and am looking forward to it! If you are in the area, stop by and check out my booth. I will be located on Valentia Street near the intersection of Northfield Boulevard (next to Brixx Pizza).

    Saturday, June 18th – 10AM – 6PM
    Sunday, June 19th – 10AM – 5PM

    Admission is free.

    2016 Art Show Schedule

    2015 Yampa River Art Stroll
    2015 Yampa River Art Stroll

    I decided that doing ten shows last year was just a little aggressive and have cut back to just five this year. It turned out that I never had a chance to get out and take any pictures! It should make for a much more enjoyable and productive summer. I have made some changes to my booth layout this year and added some new picture sizes and images, so make sure to stop by and see me if you are in the neighborhood!

    Dates Show Location
    6/18-6/19 Denver Arts Festival Denver, CO
    7/8-7/10 Art on the Rockies Edwards, CO
    7/16-7/17 Salida Riverside Fine Arts Festival Salida, CO
    8/13-8/14 Ridgway Rendezvous Arts Festival Ridgway, CO
    9/10-9/11 Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock Castle Rock, CO

    Golden Grove-Colorado Aspen Forest Panorama

    Autumn sunshine streams through an aspen grove illuminating the forest floor carpeted in golden undergrowth in the San Isabel National Forest outside of Buena Vista, Colorado.
    Autumn sunshine streams through an aspen grove illuminating the forest floor carpeted in golden undergrowth in the San Isabel National Forest outside of Buena Vista, Colorado.

    There is a large aspen grove that sits on top of a ridge down the valley from my home outside of Buena Vista. It is so large that in the fall, I can keep tabs on the changing colors by just looking out my window. That makes it easy for me to tell when it is time to take the forty-five minute drive over there. (more…)