Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pagosa Drama

"Pagosa Drama" 16x20" oil on canvas

“And if I let a gust of wind or a sprinkling of rain turn me aside from these easy tasks, what preparation would such sloth be for the future I propose to myself?” 
―  Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre 
I've been working on this large 16x20" painting of the San Juan River from here in Pagosa Springs, CO. I spent an entire day working on this piece on location in plein air, that is until a huge gust of wind came up from out of nowhere and blew my entire setup including the painting face down in the dirt. The wet paint was covered with lumps of dirt. This happened right before the storm hit. Oh well, such are the hazards of this trade. Plein air ain't for sissies. You have to take everything in stride. Once the paint dried, I was able to flick off all the dirt and make the touch up repairs. I decided to finish this piece from the security of our tiny little camper, which works fine as long as Dave stays away fishing. 

It's rained most every afternoon we've been here, the sound of the rain on the roof of our camper is enchanting, sounds like the sound made by an Indian rain stick. There's always a silver lining to every storm.

Thanks for viewing my restored painting. 
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  1. Wind has a way of sneaking up on you, especially when you are in a creative focus. I love the Bronte selection.


    1. Your home is beautiful! We are building a white farmhouse in central Texas and I am trying to decide on exterior paint colors.
      I would love to know what brand/color paint you used for the siding and trim.
      I love the slight difference in color.Beautiful home inside and out!roofing repair

    2. Isn't that the truth. When I'm in my painting groove, the sky could be falling and I'd miss it. : )
      I thought the Bronte quote fit perfectly. Glad you liked it to, Kenne.

  2. You guys have done a really great job on the home. Siding is definitely not the easiest thing to install and the heights are often dangerous.
    Your lines all look straight and I do not see any problems with it. It really looks great. Can't wait to see what it looks like when you have completed.roofing repair

    1. HUH??? Come again? I am assuming this comment was not intended for me?