Found out today I got accepted to the prestigeous Telluride Plein Air Festival! This is just a bit intimidating. A great group of artists participated last year, including many friends such as Keith Wicks, Kevin Courter, Clark Mitchell, Charlie Muench, Paul Kratter, Barry John Raybould, and Jeanette LeGrue. See here for a list of the artists accepted this year.
I was also invited back to Gold Country Plein Air again this year (May 3-5) at the Vault Gallery in Sonora. I did a series of posts from there last year, including the painting below.
Wow. Should be great fun. I plan to blog daily from all the events I paint in this year. Better start learning to paint 🙂
Spring Morning, Sonora – 10?x8? – Oil on Linen
7 thoughts on “Telluride Acceptance Letter!”
Congratulations – that’s quite an honor to be among such a talented group of artists!! I found your blog through someone else’s and have been following your work for a while – great stuff. Can’t wait to see what you do with the scenery in Telluride – it’s the most beautiful place in Colorado!
I can smell spring in this one. Excellent work.
Wow, great news, Ed! Telluride’s a great place. You’ll have a blast painting in the San Juans. I try to get to Telluride and Ouray at least once a year.
if anyone can suggest particularly nice painting spots in Telluride, please enter as a comment on this post. Thanks!
I’m not sure how far afield you’ll go, Ed, but I love painting near Ridgeway. If you go to Ridgeway and take CR 5 and, I believe, CR 7, you can go right back to Mount Sneffels — with absolutely stunning views from nearly every turn. (If you went back far enough, you’d end up on Camp Birdmine Road, but you’d need to Jeep to get there!) Both roads are gravel but easily traveled in a passenger car with lots of pulloffs. None of the tourists seem to know about these roads, so I rarely see anyone when I paint there.
RE: good places to paint near Telluride, you can’t really go wrong anywhere. I’d suggest Trout Lake, which is just South of Telluride right along the highway – some nice views of high mountains there. Alta Lakes, which are up at treeline at the end of a fairly tame 4WD road (also just South of Telluride) are beautiful. There are also so nice large pullouts on the right side of the road heading South out of Telluride where you can get a great view of Mt. Wilson (impressive mountain). Right downtown in Telluride you can get some neat scenes of the box canyon with waterfalls at the end of town.
Wow, such great advice (I’m sure) on where to paint in Telluride! Thanks, keep the feedback coming. I’ll post a painting from each spot suggested, time permitting.