Tuesday, October 13, 2015

COLORADO GOLD RUSH

My trip to southern Colorado was more spectacular than I could have imagined. We arrived at just the right time for the change of color in the aspens that are laced all through the mountains. One of the best-dressed trees in the forest. Several factors influence when, how brilliant and how long the display will last, and the season is about the length of our bluebonnet season, here in Texas. Beauty, everywhere you look!

ASPEN GOLD
©Jimmy Longacre 2015
14X11 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings

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Friday, October 9, 2015

SPENDING TIME


We arrived in Durango just as the Fall color change was beginning. The road up to Silverton and Ouray climbs a couple of thousand feet, so the colors were coming into full brilliance, and the mountains were awash with Aspens changing from lime green to bright golden yellow and some into glowing orange. I had been looking forward to this trip, but now I was there, and it was time to paint…something! I took a turn in the road onto a rough dirt track. and saw how I would spend the next couple of hours.


TURN IN THE ROAD
©Jimmy Longacre 2015
12X9 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

BREAKING ROUTINE

A refreshing, rushing mountain creek that parallels the road into Ouray. Just returned from two weeks of painting in the San Juan mountains of southern Colorado. Very stimulating! Getting away, with time to focus on my painting usually seems to open my eyes. Not only seeing unfamiliar landscape, but the heightened enjoyment of a new environment seems to release endorphins and good things happen. Putting myself outside of my usual routine provides new input and an increased sense of experimentation. Of course, traveling isn't the only way to break-up encroaching habits, but for me, it's one of the most pleasant.

UMCOMPAGRE IN OCTOBER
©Jimmy Longacre 2015
11x14 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings

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MY BLOG: Paintbox & Easel

GALLERY LINKS
Fredericksburg Art Gallery Fredericksburg TX
Mustang Island Art Gallery Port Aransas TX
Capital Fine Art Gallery Austin TX