Watercolor Sketch in Crested Butte, August 10, 2010

church in Crested Butte, Colorado

Took about 45 minutes to do this quick watercolor sketch while strolling Crested Butte, Colorado.  The sun was setting low and I liked this rim of mountains behind this church cupola.  The mountain range did not come out the way I wanted so I took a cloth towel and water and scrubbed it of most of its color.  I’ll return to that later and try to get the sunwashed mountain colors and cool shadows into place.

Thanks for reading.  If all goes according to plan, I will attempt my first plein air oil painting since about 1976.  I’ll make this attempt in Creede, Colorado.  We’ll see how that goes.

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2 Responses to “Watercolor Sketch in Crested Butte, August 10, 2010”

  1. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    Nice sketch and good perspective. Wow! Good luck with the plein air oil. This should be FUN!


    • davidtripp Says:

      Thanks Linda. It’s rained intermittently all afternoon in Creede, and watercolors set up so much more quickly. I grabbed a 25-minute watercolor opportunity before the rain drove me away. Maybe I’ll get it blogged tonight. I’m on the road for 3 hours now. Thanks for your comment!


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