western Slope - Wednesdays

Here is December's painting schedule. Please note there will not be any paint-outs on December 23rd and 30th due to Christmas. For January there will be no outside plein air painting-outs. If anyone wants to do Zoom meetups in  January to paint together, have group weekly challenge and critics, let me know. If there is enough artist interested, I will set it up 

Dec 2nd - 1:30 PM - River Bend Park  Palisade (the East side of the park)

Let's meet at the main entrance to River Bend Park for outdoor painting. At the first parking lot take a left to the fishing pond and covered picnic area. There is a fishing pond to paint with wetlands, trees a great view of Mount Garfield, the book cliff’s and the Grand Mesa  There is water, and bathrooms. 


Map location: https://goo.gl/maps/JbkRiuyKoX17iCzq6

Driving Directions: To get here, take Interstate-70 east to the Palisade exit (42). Turn south and take Elberta Street all the way into town. You’ll hit old Highway 6. Go across the highway, and turn left (east) on the frontage road that parallels the highway. This is West 8th Street. Proceed one block to Logan Street and turn right. Go to the bottom of the hill and you’ll find the park entrance. Go over the canal bridge and park on the right.

Dec 9th Cameo Bookcliff area 1:30 pm. at the South Clay area.  We will paint the Bookcliff rock formations near the wild horse reserve in Cameo.  Meet at the South clay area for expansive views.

Directions from Palisade: Drive East on I-70 for about 4 miles. Take Cameo Exit 46. Go left at the end of the exit and make your way across the Colorado River. Drive Continue to North Clay area.

Link to the location. Cameo Paint-out

Dec 16thth - 1:30 PM Big Wash pull off,  along Highway 65 (the road to the Grand Mesa). This canyon is easy to access along Highway 65 about a mile from I-70. You can paint at the car or walk a short distance along a path and paint the view from the bottom of the canyon.  There are no restrooms or water. RSVP to this event is greatly appreciated, please.

Directions: Go east on I-70 from the Grand Valley. Take exit 49 for CO-65 S toward the Grand Mesa. Travel ~1 mile.  The Big Wash painting area is on the right. Link to the Location: Big Wash Painting location

If I do not see you before the holidays, have a great one and keep painting in your happy place




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