Thursday, September 9, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Art Show in Aspen, Colorado!
Every year I do a one person show for my favorite Art Gallery in Aspen, Colorado -- Royal Street Fine Art. This year, they asked if I would be willing to teach an art class to about 30 kids, ages 4 to 14. The local newspaper would be there to do a write up of the event. I thought it sounded like a lot of fun, so I agreed. Just as we drove up, after a 20 hour trip, we were told that the kids were already there! We quickly got everything set up, and 5 minutes later I started the art class. I taught the kids how to paint one of my chunky Aspen Trees -- much like the tree I do in my "Daydreaming" series. The vantage point is one looking up a tree through lots of yellow leaves. I gave each child a 6" x 6" canvas and a palette knife they got to keep. They were thrilled! They had a lot of fun building out the thick texture with a knife. They thought it was quite like "frosting a cake!"
When not at the Gallery, Matt and I had fun exploring the town. We can understand why this little town attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year! It's a very cute place with great shopping and fantastic restaurants. We rode a ski lift up Aspen Mountain, and lunched at Sundeck Restaurant. What an incredible view!