Sallie tells us..."Living in the semi-arid climate of Colorado makes me really appreciate a good downpour. Late one afternoon in Boulder, the sky opened and our town was washed down by a short but powerful rain. On the outskirts of the city these horses, wet with rain, went back about their grazing while the clouds, mist and the setting summer sun created this fresh and peaceful moment."
As Coloradans, we all have an appreciation for the rains or what seems like the monsoon weather patterns of Northern New Mexico these past few weeks. We have been raised with a deep abiding respect for our delicate eco-system and how precious water is out in the West. We are all practicing environmentalist on some level. And while we are concentrating on the ever-changing weather here, in this story, we are gently reminded of the beauty that surrounds us in Colorado, a pastoral setting with the Rocky Mountains in the background, lush green meadows sprinkled with high mountain flowers, and horses grazing on freshly washed sweet grasses that have emerged from the rains.
Surely, we could all enjoy an artful, late summer picnic as the sunset warms us. Send us images of your artful picnic in the Rocky Mountains.
To learn more about Sallie K. Smith, visit Saks Galleries website, or visit the gallery in Cherry Creek in Denver.
Enjoy Sallie's latest works in the "Impressions of Fall" now through September 30, 2011
Meet Sallie K. Smith along with artists Barry Kooser and Jill Soukup Saturday, August 13, 2011 1:pm - 4:pm for "An Afternoon with the Artists" reception and demonstrations.
Painting Credit: Sallie K. Smith "After The Storm" 16 x 32 oil
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