2016 plein air marathon

By Deborah McAllister

How do you gather 20 artists at dawn to paint the sunrise? Hold a plein air painting marathon as PAAC has been doing every June for four years.

PAAC members started the day at Fossil Creek Reservoir, near Ft. Collins, CO, and enjoyed the bird sounds while capturing the quickly changing lighting. The sky was clear except for a band of purple clouds, which transitioned to magenta, then orange as the sun came up.

Marianna Duford


Debby McAllister and Marianna Duford


Marilynn Brandenburger