CO Mountain lands

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Ridgway, CO
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Molas Lake

Canyonlands, Utah

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We stayed in a Yurt in the middle of nowhere, Utah.  And while that was epic, it was nothing compared to the breathtaking scenery of Arches and Canyonlands parks.  The colors struck me most; the overwhelming umbers and siennas and cadmiums, and the olive and verte highlights; cobalt sky, titanium clouds.

Boulder, CO

In Boulder we took two hikes: first an introductory walk in Chautauqua, and then a touch hike up Mt. Sanitas. In Chautauqua we didn’t go so far, and only stopped once we were among cairns to draw. Scaling Mt Sanitas was a bit more intense, with views that were impossibly beautiful. Stopping to sketch was a perfect excuse to pause and catch our breaths, and we took advantage.

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Chautauqua

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View from Sanitas

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On the climb up Mt. Sanitas, we stopped on an Eastern slope. A tree was delicately bent into a gate of sorts, beckoning for us to enter.

Down the shore

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Cats on Instagram

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Sullivan Owen is the talented florist whose base is across the hall from my work. Muppet is her shop cat. Sometimes she posts photos of Muppet in a beautiful flower headpiece, and sometimes I paint her.

Window Cat(s)

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Howl and Ugly Cat protect us

New Sketchbook

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Spread

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Chinese orange slices and 2 fav plants