tags: Colorado landscape painting - impressionist landscape - original pastel painting - barns - southwestern landscape - skies - Telluride, CO - creek painting - forest meadow
This next quartet is an assortment of views of southwestern Colorado, based on photos from our summer '09 trip. I've now seen all these same locations since we moved here, and they are just as appealing as they were when we were visiting.
Hwy 184 Barn
pastel on white Colourfix
Hwy 184 is a scenic two-lane road that connects the small towns of Mancos and Dolores. This barn is one of my favorite sites along the drive.
This old fence, located along the Hermosa Creek valley, separates private rangeland from BLM and national forest land. Surrounding hills and mountains are covered with spruce, fir and aspen
This scenic creek is popular with fly fishermen, and a nearby trail is used by hikers and mountain bikers.
The old mining town of Telluride, located in this small valley, is seen from the highway leading into town from the west. Monsoon clouds cast shadows over the nearby slopes and mountains.
[this photo was taken inside and is not as yellow as the image shows...I wasn't able to adjust the temperature any cooler].