Patrick Saunders with First Place winner Carl Bretzke and Second Place winner John Lasater.
A Telluride resident liked Patrick's third place winning painting of Cornet Creek, which had already sold, so much that he commissioned Patrick to paint another one from a different vantage point while we were still in Telluride.
Patrick's entry into the quick paint competition at the festival, which later sold at auction.
Patrick's first painting at the Telluride Plein Air Festival, "Pandora Mill, Telluride" (oil on canvas, 12"x16")
Patrick climbed a mountain to make this painting (actually we just rode the Mountain Village gondola, but we were loaded down with a lot of gear.) "St. Sophia Nature Center" (oil on canvas, 16"x12")
|Patrick painted these wild onions growing in the garden of our wonderful housing hosts at their request.|
|Sunrise on quivering aspen trees|
|An old mining shack on the highway into Telluride|
|Keystone Gorge, Telluride|