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Friday, January 10, 2014

Snow and Mud

When nature offers you snow and mud, that is what you paint. With the chilly temperatures and limited time, plein air work gets done from the coffee shop window or from the car seat. In this case, I did a studio study but wanted to keep a plein air feel to it. To accomplish that I worked without a pencil sketch and painted fast using the same brush for most marks, and kept to a small size, 8x10.

There is a lot of construction going on near my house; I enjoy when the weather slows it down, and I think the shape and color of the machines form such an interesting contrast to the open space and mountains.
Tomorrow, a visit to the Passport to Paris exhibit at the Denver Art Museum!


  1. This is fresh and beautiful, Marcio! You are right about the machines making a nice contrast :)

  2. Thank you, Ruth, great to hear from you!