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Nancy Lewis

Time to get out and paint in plein air.

June is here which is a great time of year to go outside and painting in the fresh air. A couple of things you might want to participate in our listed below

Western Slope pop-up show - Contact me if you are interested in entering your work in a 3-day show at the Deroco in Palisade to be held July 14-16th

Lavender plein-air painting out in July. more information coming soon

Plein air June schedule

June 7 - Grand Junction wildlife area - 9:00 AM. 

This location is a lovely wild area with a pristine natural environment. There is everything you could want to paint.  

Direction: from Monument Road, turn onto D Road and follow it as it becomes Rosevale.  Take Rosevale to C 1/2 Road and take a left.  Follow C 1/2 Road and it will bend to the right and become 25 3/4 Road.  Continue for a couple of hundred yards and be looking to your left - you'll see the parking lot and outdoor toilet.

If you need better directions, let me know.  I think the weather is supposed to be pretty good!

June 14 - Tilman Bishop State Wildlife Area 9:00 AM.

This is a wildlife area so we may see birds, deer, and other creatures. The parking is surrounded by wine vineyards and peach trees and you will get a good view of the Palisade valley floor, the Bookcliffs, and the Grand Mesa. No Restrooms or water.  Location: F 1/4 Rd and 37 1/4 , Palisade, CO 81526.   Just west of Talbott’s about 1/2 mile. Go over the canal bridge and take your immediate right and follow to the wildlife area.  

June 21- River Bend Park, Palisade (west side, the wilder size) 9:00 AM.

Spring is just about here so it is time to catch the new colors of spring with paint. We will paint on the west side of the park. Valley. It has something for everyone. You can paint the river, trees, ponds, canal, farmhouses, the Grand Mesa, and Mt Garfield. There is a restroom but no drinking water

Map Location:

Directions: To get here, take Interstate-70 to the Palisade exit (42). Drive south to Highway 6. Turn Right on Highway 6 going west. Turn left on 36 ¼ road. Follow to the park

June 28 - Escalante canyon – 9:00 am
This location is an enchanting red rock canyon area which is truly one of the most beautiful unknown treasures in this part of the state.  So much to paint you will not be disappointed. The turn-off is between Delta and Grand Junction on the highway. Meet at highway 50 and Escalante Canyon Road at 9:00 am to drive in together.  RSVP so we will expect you.

Directions: 32 Road and U.S.50 in Grand Junction. To get there travel for approximately twenty-one miles towards Delta on U.S. 50. Turn right (South) onto Escalante Canyon Road and stay on the main road for 10 miles as it winds and weaves its way down the canyon. The Captain Smith cabin is about 8 miles more down the road.

Nancy Lewis


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