Finishing Touches on Creede Colorado watercolor, August 15, 2010

Lethargic Afternoon Creede Colorado

Finally finished my Creede, Colorado watercolor, while enjoying an idyllic (hot!) afternoon in Lubbock, Texas.  I could not complete this watercolor on location, because it continued to rain off and on throughout the day in Creede.  Sandi and I holed up in The Old Firehouse coffee shop, enjoying Internet surfing, cups of coffee, and plenty of journaling catch-up.  I only got to work on this watercolor about 30 minutes before the rain chased me away.  Hopefully, I’ll have another opportunity for plein air Creede in the future.

2 Responses to “Finishing Touches on Creede Colorado watercolor, August 15, 2010”

  1. carolye Says:

    Another richly colored painting. I love the severe contrasting textures between the rough and multi-faceted natural background with the smooth industrial textures of the buildings in the foreground.


  2. davidtripp Says:

    Thank you. I added the buildings at the end to give the cliffs some sense of scale. Without the buildings, this could have just as easily been a pair of rocks on the parking lot! I hated to spend all that time on the cliffs and then look at them and say “I can’t tell what they are!”


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