I ran a computer repair business in Austin, Texas, but my eagerness to paint pulled me away. I attended a presentation by the German artist Bill Alexander. I never missed his show on a public broadcasting station called “The Magic of Oil Painting.” He was in Sherman, Texas, just a short distance from home. He splashed the canvas with his happy brush and created a beautiful landscape in less than an hour.
Inspired, I ran out and bought his special oil paints and I too created a nice painting just an hour.
I combined several memories of my visits to Colorado to complete this project. The lake wasn't for real but I think it makes the scene a little more pleasing. I had traveled Colorado when the mountains imprinted their scenes in my brain and I could easily recall them in my mind.
Written by Edmund Fratus . . . Copyright 9/26/2017