Tagged: Denver

Scottish Rite

Flew into Denver and drove on a stellar day to Santa Fe for a week. Above is the impressive Scottish Rite Masonic Temple of Santa Fe. Open only to members, I had to settle for a perch on a ledge to get a choice view.

airport travelers in Midway and dude sitting curbside for bus from Denver airport to downtown. Below that, storm clouds move in over Union Statin in downtown Denver.

Midway 1 Midway2 Denver airport

Union Sta

Beyond Frenchy's Field

Veteran 's Cemetery

Santa Fe River bank

Studying anatomy

Home with a view

Feeding the kid


Santa Fe in June

Dome of Co capital

Went to Denver for work and nosed about the city for a few days. Standing a block away from  the capitol building with it’s refurbished gold dome, I grabbed a morning sketch before heading off to Meininger’s to put in several hours demonstrating at a terrific art store. Started by current owner Henry Meininger’s grandfather, the strore’s customers included Frederick Remington and Charles Russell. As I drew the golden dome that morning from my vantage spot by a bus stop on Broadway, I got to witness the comings and goings of a few of Denver’s street dealer’s in an open air exchange of the recently legalized herb.

Airport cabbie Capitol view

Got lazy and grabbed a cab ride with fellow artist, raconteur and long time amigo Franz Spohn from Denver International airport and rode into town with a clear panoramic view of the Rockies out the cabbies’ windshield. A couple nights later, went to an evening event at the Denver Museum of Art and took an hour to sit by a large window and cop a sketch of the capitol dome stretching above a wing of the museum.




Graceland Girl

The comment we all hear as folks look over our shoulders is,”I cain’t even draw straight lines!” I’ve never been the biggest fan of straight lines either. Then even when you put yourself before the job of drawing oodles of the damn things, such as in a graveyard, settling of the earth beneath the stones makes for the cockeyed jumble of and old geezer’s smile.

WWI monument & fountain, KC WWI monument, shrouded sphynx  photo-411

The white scalloped canopy and tubular construction connected to the west side of Denver’s Union Station was designed by local firm Anderson Mason Dale and is part of a grand redevelopment of the old Denver rail yards along the Platte. Now there stand large multi purpose commercial and residential buildings, additional light rail and a parks along the river’s edge.

Sushiman, Denver Boots @ Rock Mount life drawing session Denver life drwng, Denver

Went to a life drawing with Paul Heaston in Denver and drew a very athletic model who held quick poses up to 8 minutes. Haden’t drawn from a nude model in a few months and could feel the rust. Below, coped a quick early morning sketch of the Denver Capitol Bldg. under renovations to re guild the dome while waiting to get picked up for a job.

Colorado Capitol  

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