western Slope - Wednesdays

Plein Air Painting in JUNE 2022 for the Western Slope

Bring sunscreen, a sunhat,  and bug repellent for this time of year.

Note: hours are different every week.

 This month we have 6 events. We will meet on  Wednesdays except June 2nd will be on a Thursday because Renee’s Ranch is only available on Thursdays. Make a note time changes will fluctuate due to the increasing temperatures. If you want to come later that is fine. Do what makes sense to you. 

I will try to remember to bring roadside signs indicating the paint-out is part of Plein Air Artist Colorado Paint-out schedule (PAAC). I post our meetups on https://www.pleinairartistscolorado.com just  in case you lose this schedule.

One last note: There are a few extra spaces available for the Last Frontier Lodge in  Crawford, Colorado during paint-out weekend on June 10-12. The cost is $175 per person for share rooms.  ( it may be less if more people sign up) Includes breakfasts. Lunch and dinners can be made in the kitchen or we can share a few meals( cost is extra) Fireworks are included during Crawford Frontier Day Celelbration. Transparency: No one is making money because of this shared cost community painting event.  Contact Nancy Lewis for more information and reserve your spot.

June 1- 8:00 am Little Park Road overlook. 

We will paint fantastic views of the Lunch Loop hiking/biking area with the Colorado National Monument behind that. There are also views of Bangs Canyon, Grand Mesa, and Mount Garfield. There is no shade so bring an umbrella and bug spray. No bathroom but up the road there are outhouses. There is no water either.

How to get there: Start at Monument Rim Road and Broadway in Grand Junction. Head toward Little Park Road. When you start driving up the steep hill, the number of houses will start thinning out, especially on the right. The Little Park CT will be on the left. Do not turn right. Pass that and slow down.  Look on the right to a large tree. Just a little past the tree turn right up the steep dirt road to the overlook.  Low clarences cars may want to carpool.

Directions from Broadway and Monument road in Grand Junction https://goo.gl/maps/r1mDGJtSvwrhiHQa6

June 2  - 9:00 am. Renee Reynolds Ranch  on Thursday 

Orchard Mesa Canal Road. We will paint on the Orchard Mesa Canal Road, 50 yards north of the intersection at 30 Road and A ½ road.  You will be able to paint old barns, water canals, farmland, wetlands, old cottonwood trees, and long-distance views. Sorry, no restrooms or water.  You may park in her driveway on 30 Road or out on the road. Parking is tight and it is hard to get in and out of the canal road. 

Map Link to the location: https://goo.gl/maps/T3vQ3TK3Nb1E61hRA

June 8th - 9:00 am Restoration Winery 3594 E ½ Rd, Palisade, CO 81526 970-985-0832

Great location to paint vineyards, views of Mt Garfield and Grand Mesa. old buildings, peach orchards and an old car or two. Please do not walk through the  orchards and vineyards so not to track insects and disease into their fields. 

Map to Restoration Winery https://g.page/RestorationVineyards?share

June 15h - 8:00 am Colorado National Monument BookCliff View and Shelter The Book Cliffs View Shelter offers a panoramic view of Wedding and Monument Canyons, as well as views of Fruita and Grand Junction, the Book Cliffs, and the Grand Mesa. Bathrooms nearby. Bring bug spray because the no-see-um may be thirsty


The Colorado National Monument requires a Fee of $25 or Park Pass. If you would like to car pool, let me know and we will set it up.

June 22- 9:00 am Duck Pond on the Ridges in the Redland.  Nice shades place to paint with trees, lake and a maintenance building. Restroom down the road and no drinking water. You may need your bug spay,


June 29th, 8:00 am Colorado National Monument Independence Monument View.  Views of the famous rock formation on the CNM.  This pull-off has the most parking in the area but still might be tight so park your car accordingly. If there is no room continue on the road for more pull-offs and parking. The monument would appreciate if we parked on paved pull-offs. No restrooms or water but is available at visitors center a few miles away.

The directions are from the west side of the Monument at the visitors center https://goo.gl/maps/zwFk2bQmcKf4kFsu5

The Colorado National Monument requires a Fee of $25 or Park Pass. If you would like to car pool, let me know and we will set it up.

Nancy Lewis

Plein Air Artists Colorado,   23784 Snowflake Rd,   Cedaredge,   CO 81413

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