The overlook is stunning and there were quite a few "drive by" visitors. People visiting from Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia ... they'd stop and take a photo and off they would go. I've done that in many places too. But, no matter how good your camera is, it's never as beautiful as in real life. I have thousands of photos. But now, I stop and look. It's so much better than a photo. I try to burn it into my brain and yes, I'm always painting in my head.
So, I followed my friend Debby's advice today to keep it simple. I haven't been painting much so it was really nice to paint and be outside. The sun was bright and the snow brighter. Blinding actually.
After lunch, my friends got in another painting and I spent the time sketching, taking photos ... and painting in my head. I can't show you that one but it's there, and it's a pretty good one!
Artists know what I'm talking about.
Breckenridge Ski from Sapphire Point
Dressed for 9,000 feet and a nice cold wind
Anita, Debby, Jennifer
Artists know how to pick a spot