Quite the View – Redux

Down the valley – Ophir, Colorado

Lest anyone think that in the recent rush of photography and video from the Florida Keys I forgot about posting one of my paintings to keep everything balanced… here you go – a watercolor of the American West. More specifically, the valley leading down from Ophir Pass in southwest Colorado, just south of the posh ski town of Telluride. This is a studio painting I created from a panorama of four images I captured many years ago as we were hiking around Ophir Pass and taking in the magnificent sights.

The road down from Ophir Pass – Ophir, Colorado

Southwestern Colorado remains one of my favorite places to visit for the ruggedness and spectacular views.


Painting info:
The view down Ophir Valley
Near the summit of Ophir Pass
Ophir, Colorado
April 2019
Schmincke Horadam Aquarell watercolors
Fluid 100 100% cotton 140 lb cold press paper
4”x6”

Photo info:
The view down Ophir Valley
Near the summit of Ophir Pass
Ophir, Colorado
July 2004
Canon PowerShot G3 digicam

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