Watercolor of Historic Church in Leadville, Colorado

Leadville, Colorado Church

Here is another 8 x 10″ watercolor I completed last summer, and now have slipped into an 11 x 14″ matte and shinkwrap bag.  This is one of my better, smaller pieces.  I think I’ll price it at $150 for next week’s festival and see if it can find a home.  I photographed this historic church in Leadville, Colorado during one of my many trips to that splendid mountain city.  Recently, while Texas temperatures have hovered menacingly above the triple digits, I have looked with remorse on the Weather Channel to see temperatures in Leadville in the upper 40’s.  It must be a splendid sight, waking every morning in a town like Leadville, and looking out at a Rocky Mountain range bathed in color and atmosphere that challenges the plein air painter like nothing else.

Thanks for reading.  I still have more paintings to blog.


2 Responses to “Watercolor of Historic Church in Leadville, Colorado”

  1. Jim Farmer Says:

    David…This brings back so many memories for me. I have closed down a few bars in Leadville long, long ago. Fell under the spell of the Horace Tabor/Baby Doe tale. I love the contrast I see in this painting between the aged church building and the vivid, bright colors that seem to give it energy. I can almost see that Colorado sky and smell the piney air. Beautiful work…Jim


    • davidtripp Says:

      Thanks for the affirmation, Jim. Leadville will always hold special memories for me as well. It’s where I enjoyed my first buffalo burger, and I’ll never forget its oldest surviving saloon.


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