Saturday, August 22, 2009

View of Tyndall Gorge - Rocky Mountains

Mark Rittorno, Carole Gray Weihman and I went back to Sprague Lake to paint from the opposite side looking up into the mountains. We walked around the lake and found a great spot to paint from. All three of us set up our easels side by side so that we couldn't see each others compositions and started painting. It was quite interesting to see that all of our layouts ended up being quite similar anyway.

More folks stopped and chatted with us than on any other day. These paint-outs are great to introduce children and adults alike to plein air painting. I was also amazed at how many people already knew what plein air painting was all about. And not just the local folks who may be use to the Estes Park plein air event, people from all over the country. This was a great day to be out in nature with beautiful scenery, friendly folks and painting!

To see more of my Estes Park Plein Air paintings and other landscapes and mountain scenes visit my web site; Alfredo Tofanelli Fine Art.

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