"Big Thompson Surge"

Plein Air Oil on Linen Panel

Image Size 11 x 14


I painted this in Big Thompson Canyon outside of Estes Park, Colorado. Although it's just an 11x14, I had to go back two afternoons in a row (thank goodness they were both sunny afternoons, because you want the light to be the same). I think because the water was so complicated, I just couldn't get it in one session. I did have a fly fisherman drawn in the painting who was posing for me for quite some time, but I finally rubbed him out and will probably do a larger painting from this study and include him. I wanted this one to be all about the water, trying to put as much interest in it as I could.


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