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.
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
This painting was a framed gift to a valued coworker that we were sad to see leaving our employer and moving to the other side of the country. She was a big fan of the self-help book by the same title – which was one of the current business fads of the late-1980’s – so it made sense as a gift that we all signed for her.
Painting info: What color is your parachute? Going away gift for a coworker Washington, DC June 1989 Winsor & Newton Artist watercolors Legion Lanaquarelle 100% cotton 140 lb cold press paper 6”x8”