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2014 colorado plein air arts fest

These five watercolor paintings were accepted into this year’s Colorado Plein Air Arts Fest juried show. I painted them this summer/fall in the front range foot hills near Golden CO. Each painting was completed 100% in the field.

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“Churches Ranch” 8″ x 12″
"Through the Hog-Back" 9 1/2" x 13 1/2"
“Through the Hog-Back” 9 1/2″ x 13 1/2″
"Mesa Norte" 7 1/4" x 12 1/2"
“Mesa Norte” 7 1/4″ x 12 1/2″
"Front Range Foothills" 10 1/2" x 14"
“Front Range Foothills” 10 1/2″ x 14″
"The Fort" 7 1/4" x 10 1/2"
“The Fort” 7 1/4″ x 10 1/2″

The show will run from Nov. 18th through Dec. at the Denver Public Library in the 7th floor Vida Ellison Gallery.

 

plein air watercolor toolbox

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This is the small plastic box I use to hold the tools and materials for plain air watercolor painting. It’s 4.75″x6.75″x1.25″ and fits conveniently in a small messanger bag that holds the watercolor paper blocks and paint pallet.

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The box holds: (top row, left to right) drafting pen for applying resist;  graphite pencils for initial drawing; assorted brushes, rounds in # 1, 3, and 5, and flats in 1/4″ and 1/2″; watercolor pencils for adding detail and texture; (bottom row, left to right) clamps for holding pallet to support; pencil sharpener; erasures; and white gouache.