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April 2012

Welcome, my friends, to March and April’s journey of Plein Air 365, 2012,


I hope you are off to a great spring. I bet your wondering “March, April?”… yes, this is a two month letter. With computer problems, illness and a list of other problems that have plagued me for the past few months made it impossible, until now, to get this out.


Despite all the woes, March was a great month to paint. It was a month of thawing out and actually getting to paint without my thermal pants and a sub zero coat. March also brought a new change to my painting palette, warm colors! It was the fist month that we could actually see the ground free of snow! March also brought the chance to paint some buffalo in a place I would have never thought there would be any buffalo, on the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. I grew up next to the Arsenal and I would have never thought there would be buffalo there. But to my surprise, and delight, I had a chance not only to see the Arsenal buffalo but also a chance to paint them, what a great sight! March is also special for my family, it my son’s birth month. We celebrated his 19th birthday this year and as I was painting on his birthday it made me stop and think of all the wonderful things that have happened to me in those past 19 years. Thank you, big guy!


Now, onto April. April was the beginning of spring colors, and it was great to finally have some color to paint. My paintings tend to be bolder when painting with spring colors. April is full of those colorful spring trees, ranging from lime green to full blown red, pink and white blossoms. Then there is all the wonderful flowers that are spouting and blooming, including one of my favorite flowers to paint… Lilacs! Ever since the first time I painted these charming flowers, I can’t seem to get enough of them. Painting lilacs is like painting a creek for me, I don’t think I will ever tire of either one of them.


Well that’s all for now, but May is looking like another month full of surprises and more color to paint. Until then, please sit back and enjoy March and April’s journey.


Best wishes,



May love fill your heart and art fill your life.

Read More . . .
Boodle Mill
April 1, 2012
April Snow
April 2, 2012
Creekside Crimson
April 3, 2012
Crocus and Snow
April 4, 2012
Around The Bend
April 5, 2012
Blooming Bridge
April 6, 2012
Woodward Governor, Ft. Collins
April 7, 2012
Longs Peak in Bloom
April 8, 2012
Fence Top Delight
April 9, 2012
Quick Sunset
April 10, 2012
Ghost Town, Nevadaville
April 11, 2012
Lilac Walkway
April 12, 2012
Afternoon Walk
April 13, 2012
Wondering Deer
April 14, 2012
Stormy Sunrise
April 15, 2012
Full Bloom
April 17, 2012
Hazy Views
April 18, 2012
Barnside Beauty
April 19, 2012
Lilac Pond
April 20, 2012
Monarch of the Lilac
April 21, 2012
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