"Rocky Mountain High"
Oil on panel
10 x 8"
This fun new oil painting is for an upcoming art show in Colorado. It features a little "chipping sparrow" sitting on top of a vintage "Coors" beer can. I was recently invited to participate in an upcoming art show in "Westcliffe, Colorado." I want to have some artwork that will have a "Colorado" theme to it. I specialize in painting "birds in art" and thought this little painting might be fun and a good fit.
The show is called "Art For the Sangres" and is held in a beautiful refurbished barn, providing the perfect atmosphere to enjoy and buy art while at the same time supporting important land conservation work. This particular show benefits the "San Isabel Land Protection Trust" which works with and helps landowners protect important ranches, farms and forest lands, wildlife habitat, and scenic views.
Working ranches, abundant wildlife, and beautiful wide-open spaces might seem to be timeless elements of the Colorado landscape, but the state continues to witness increasing development pressures, particularly over water resources. While growth has benefits, the costs to the San Isabel region are significant, particularly through the sub-division and drying up of productive irrigated agricultural lands. Agriculture and tourism are two of Colorado’s most important economic sectors, and both depend on a healthy, intact and beautiful landscape. San Isabel Land Protection Trust works with and helps landowners protect these important ranches, farms and forest lands, wildlife habitat, and scenic views.