Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Farm Work and Painting

Hotchkiss, Colorado
N 38°48.54
W 107°46.36
We are staying at the farm and organic orchard of our friends Wink and Max near Hotchkiss, Colorado. The farm is perched on Roger’s Mesa, and looks out over the North Fork of the Gunnison River. This North Fork Valley is mostly agricultural, but with high mountains on the horizon to the east. Our daily schedule here is made up of farm work, interspersed with wonderful meals. My work has mostly been in the large greenhouse, which is wonderfully warm and humid, even when storms blow through. The Captain has been doing a variety of jobs, including trying to figure out why Wink’s new well is gushing warm air. The photo is of Wink and the Captain.
When the weather is stormy, there has been time for painting, revising work begun in Montana. The oil sketch above was made in the Missouri River Canyon, but has been revised dramatically, and probably will be again tomorrow.


Anonymous Rob said...

gorgeous painting!

October 23, 2006 8:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You fellows looks as if you are having terrific fun -

Miss you all!


October 23, 2006 9:11 PM  

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