Golden, Colorado Landscape
I’d like to expand on my landscape paintings. I started a few many years ago, and I’d really like to add to them – basing them on my surroundings. Spending time in the environment I love so much.
Across the way, about a mile from where we live, there is a beautiful farm, with maybe 3000+ acres. It’s been in their family for many years and they have decided to sell. If it works as they’ve planned, it will be developed with houses and businesses. Personally, I think, it will ruin the local feel of our area. But, I can’t blame them. Land is worth a lot around here – I’m sure they will sell and retire a happy existence.
Here is one of the small ones I did this week. It’s based on this farm area here in Golden, Colorado.
6 x 6, Colorado, 2012
© Jenn Ressmann
While it is still wide open and unoccupied by much, I want to make sure to photograph it and paint it often. Capture it as it will never be again. Or, Maybe the county will buy it and keep it as open space. We have our fingers crossed!