Barbara Torke: Blog http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog en-us (C) Barbara Torke cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:25:00 GMT Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:25:00 GMT http://barbaratorkeart.com/img/s/v-5/u286996380-o781269595-50.jpg Barbara Torke: Blog http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog 96 120 MOAB IN NOVEMBER http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/11/moab-in-november  

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A promise is a promise, and I promised we'd go on a plein aire trip this year. Finally it came together in middle November. We stayed at the Adventure inn in Moab - my favorite motel in Moab, and painted for three days. The weather was perfect - until the wind came up the last day. Everyone worked hard and created lively and great paintings. We had a ball, ate a lot of good food, and saw the sites.

Arches National Monument is one of my favorites. We spent the day there; in the morning at Double Arches, and in the afternoon at Balanced Rock.

Balanced Rock is one of my favorite land forms to paint. I've done it before and I never tire of its grace and endurance. 

Following  are photos of the painters at work, and some of my balanced rock paintings. TERESSA_6483TERESSA_6483 Teressa Carlton

 

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BALANCED ROCK IN THE SNOWBALANCED ROCK IN THE SNOWBalanced Rock in a snow storm. You never know what the weather will be when painting plein aire Balanced Rock in the Snow

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BALANCED ROCKBALANCED ROCKPainted in pastel in three values. Light orange, medium blue, and dark navy. Arches National Monument The assignment was to use three pastels  (plus colored paper) to create a composition. Light, middle and dark values. A challenge but I had fun teaching it - and doing it. Atmospheric conditions let us see the La Sals behind the rock.

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) arches national monument art moab painting pastel plein aire rock formations rocks utah http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/11/moab-in-november Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:30:00 GMT
FROGGY WENT A COURTING AND HE DID RIDE http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/11/miss-mousie-et-al 3. “O Miss Mousie are you within?”

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“O Miss Mousie are you within?”

“I just sat down to weave and spin.”

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4. He took Miss Mousie on his knee

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He took Miss mouse on his knee

He said “Miss Mousie will you marry me?”

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5. “Without my Uncle Rat’s consent”

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“Without my Uncle Rat’s consent

I would not marry the President.”

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6. Uncle Rat laughed till he bust his side

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Uncle Rat laughed till he bust his side

To think his niece would be a bride

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7. Where shall the wedding supper be? 

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Where shall the wedding supper be? 

Way down yonder in a hollow tree,

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8. The first guest was a bumble bee

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The first guest was a bumble bee

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9. The second guest was a purple moth

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The second guest was a purple moth

She spread out the table cloth

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10. Third guest was the black and white cow

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Third guest was the black and white cow

She tried to dance but she didn’t know how

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The next guest was a big gray cat

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12. There’s bread and jam upon the shelf

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There’s bread and jam upon the shelf

If you want any more you can sing it yourself

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) art folksong froggy went a courting illustrated play silly tombow pens http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/11/miss-mousie-et-al Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:04:15 GMT
FROGGY WENT A COURTING AND HE DID RIDE http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/10/froggy-went-a-courting-and-he-did-ride FROG HE WENT A COURTING 1 _4537FROG HE WENT A COURTING 1 _4537 Froggy went a courting and he did ride

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Rode up to Miss Mousie's Door

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) folk song froggie went a-courting illustrated silly http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/10/froggy-went-a-courting-and-he-did-ride Sun, 29 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Is it Mother's Day yet? http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/10/is-it-mothers-day-yet It isn't that things haven't been happening in my part of the world. Nothing drastic, just time consuming, and complicated. I will try to get back into the blog business. I have all kinds of tips and ideas to share.

My quote of the day is from M.C. Escher:

"We adore chaos because we love to create order."

I can create chaos. Order is another order...

This spring and summer have been busy with projects. One was to make progress with a deal I have with my son, Kyle Torke, a writer, professor and poet, to illustrate the children's book he wrote. Another was to do all new watercolors for my 2018 calendar. Still not busy enough we did a little traveling. Several of the Eighth Tribe went to Alburquerque for the international Association of Pastel Artists.

The Eighth Tribe are showing their art  again:

BARBARA ALLEN BOAT_1667BARBARA ALLEN BOAT_1667 "Red Boat" by Barbara Allen

The Eighth Tribe, my artist friends and I, are showing at the Gunnison Gallery in Gunnison, Colorado through November. Anne Michel is the owner-artist of the gallery. Her enthusiasm and support are inspiring, and greatly appreciated. The opening is on the First Friday Walk, November 3, 2018, in the afternoon and early evening. I believe 5-8. A section of the tribe will be in attendance. If there is any way you can get there, please do join us. There's music as well. More information at wwwgunnisongallery.net

124 N. Main Street
Gunnison, CO 81230
970-641-6111

CAROL ANN_6193CAROL ANN_6193  "Yellow Poppies" Carol Ann Rasmussen

AMY DANIELS FIELD OF SNOW_5032AMY DANIELS FIELD OF SNOW_5032 "Snowy Field" Amy Daniels

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"Pawnee Buttes" Laurae Fortner Welch

 

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"School's Out" Lindy Palmer

 

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 "Thistle" Maryellen Miller

See you there.

Thanks for reading - and looking

Barb

 

 

 

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) amy daniels art barbara allen barbara torke carol ann rasmussen eighth tribe gunnison gallery laurae fortner welch lindy palmer maryellen miller painting pastel http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/10/is-it-mothers-day-yet Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:30:00 GMT
2017 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/3/2017 So much to do. So far to go. Even as I write this I realize I am behind in writing this blog, and might always be so. I am best at keeping caught up at Facebook, Barbara Torke Art, (I can post from my phone in a quick heartbeat). I am next best at www.barbtorkeinsights.blogspot.com (tips and art suggestions and information), and on to www.eighthtribecedaredge.blogspot.com (which is art of students and friends who show and work with me) and my poetry blog www.barbtorkepoetry.blogspot.com (sometimes with art, but mostly my second love - the written word). 

This website has more paintings and more information. You can buy prints here. You can find my history here in art work. You can get in touch with me here (which I enjoy immensely). I love to share. I want you to enjoy my work.

My art is not all kittens and warm puppies. Hidden below the surface is a real desire to keep our planet alive, and our society healthy - emotionally and physically. Does it show? I'm not sure. Look for it, though. It's subtle.

I don't want to go back to the traditional painting of the fifties (my 1950s), or the abstractions of the sixties - or anything between. You are welcome to join me on this journey. Maybe - little by little - We'll figure it out. 

Let's fight the good fight.

45. COLLAGE LAWRENCE FERENGHETTI QUOTES00245. COLLAGE LAWRENCE FERENGHETTI QUOTEScollage with references to artist Lawrence Ferenghetti

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) art ideology links http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/3/2017 Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:10:19 GMT
The Twelve Days of Christmas.-12 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/the-twelve-days-of-christmas--12 On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Twelve Drummers Drumming. The red headed woodpecker I remember as a kid. Not a lot of them but there they were, like that toothpick picker. Now the red-headed woodpecker is focused in the woodlands of the Tennessee area, or the middle Appalachian area. They are struggling like the rest of the bird species. A moment for a plea to take care of our planet. The Downy, the Pilated. We see these more, and the Flicker. If you've ever had one try to get to the inside of the metal sheeting on your roof or in the eaves, you know they are real drummers.

My true love marched to a different drummer, not the little drummer boy, or other drummers we know, but these red-headed woodpeckers, who are my favorite.

On the Twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me;

Twelve drummers drumming,

12 DRUMMERS DRUMMING12 DRUMMERS DRUMMINGnumber 12 of the 12 days of Christmas Eleven pipers piping,

11 PIPERS PIPING11 PIPERS PIPINGeleventh of the twelve days of Christmas Ten lords a leaping,

10. TEN LORDS A-LEAPING10. TEN LORDS A-LEAPING Nine ladies dancing,

9. NINE LADIES DANCING9. NINE LADIES DANCING Eight maids a milking,

8. EIGHT MAIDS A- MILKING8. EIGHT MAIDS A- MILKING Seven swans a swimming,

7. SEVEN SWANS A- SWIMMING7. SEVEN SWANS A- SWIMMING Six Geese a laying,

6. SIX GEESE A-LAYING6. SIX GEESE A-LAYING Five Golden Rings,

5. FIVE GOLDEN RINGS5. FIVE GOLDEN RINGS Four Calling Birds,

4. FOUR CALLING BIRDS4. FOUR CALLING BIRDS Three French hens,

3. THREE FRENCH HENS3. THREE FRENCH HENS Two turtle doves,

2.TWO TURTLE DOVES2.TWO TURTLE DOVES And a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) Christmas birds days illustrations partridge pear twelve http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/the-twelve-days-of-christmas--12 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:30:00 GMT
The Twelve Days of Christmas 11 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/the-twelve-days-of-christmas-11 ON the Eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me;

Eleven pipers piping. Of Course they are sandpipers. Although I enjoy bagpipers, they take up a lot of room, and he is keeping with the bird theme. 

Sandpipers are native of Europe, and Britain and Asia. The spotted sandpiper is the American relative. Sandpipers migrate but always live on beaches, or near water. When the sandpiper flies he flies quite low and noisily. He pipes a shrill 'twee-twee-twee' and therefore my true love gave to me

Eleven pipers piping

11 PIPERS PIPING11 PIPERS PIPINGeleventh of the twelve days of Christmas

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) 12 Christmas days sandpipers twelve http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/the-twelve-days-of-christmas-11 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:45:00 GMT
The Twelve Days of Christmas -10 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/the-twelve-days-of-christmas--10 On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Ten lords a leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids a milking, seven swans a swimming, six geese a laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.

There si a part of the twelve days of Christmas that has a theory that includes the ten lords a leaping as symbolizing the ten commandments. I would have gone for the Lords of Flatbush but there weren't ten of them. I found ten leapers, though. 10. TEN LORDS A-LEAPING10. TEN LORDS A-LEAPING

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) leaping lords the twelve days of Christmas http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/the-twelve-days-of-christmas--10 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Te Twelve Days of Christmas - 9 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/te-twelve-days-of-christmas---9 The bird theme seems to have taken a dive around day eight.

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Nine ladies dancing, eight maids a milking, seven swans a swimming, six geese a laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, and a partridge in a pear tree.

And just what kind of dancing did they do in the 1800s? I'm afraid my true love is going to get in trouble with the authorities.

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) dance dancing ladies nine http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/te-twelve-days-of-christmas---9 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The Twelve Days of Christmas - 8 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/the-twelve-days-of-christmas---8 The eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Eight maids a milking, seven swans a swimming, six geese a laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree. 8. EIGHT MAIDS A- MILKING8. EIGHT MAIDS A- MILKING

When I was a kid on the farm we always had a milk cow. Her name was always Bossy, and we had lots of cats to keep the mice down in the barn. there was a pan by the milk stool where my dad would send a few squirts at or on the kittens. Bossy didn't seem to mind the cats and kittens flitting around her feet. 

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) cows farm maids milk milking twelve days of Christmas http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2017/1/the-twelve-days-of-christmas---8 Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The twelve Days of Christmas - 7 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas---7 The seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Seven swans a swimming, six geese a laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

Swan babies are cygnets. Swans are of the family anatidae within the genus Cygnus. Cygnus is the Greek word for swan and the name of a northern constellation. Look for it sometime. It is easy to find in summer and autumn and resembles a big bird.  7. SEVEN SWANS A- SWIMMING7. SEVEN SWANS A- SWIMMING

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) backstroke crawl pool swans swimming the twelve days of Christmas http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas---7 Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The Twelve Days of Christmas -6 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas--6 On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Six geese a-laying, Five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, and a partridge in a pear tree.

My sweetie, since this is a fantasy, has been hinted at, to get the kind of geese that lay golden eggs.

I had a goose when I had a little hobby farm one time. Very little farm. I had chickens, ducks, guinea hens and peacocks. And turkeys. My turkey, Mike, went to school with me, where I taught art. More of that later maybe. I had a goose I got as a gosling. He was aptly named Goz. Goslings will imprint on whatever, or whoever, they are around the most. Goz was under my feet a lot. Some folks say geese are mean, but Goz

6. SIX GEESE A-LAYING6. SIX GEESE A-LAYING had my temperament. He was easy going and friendly.

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) birds eggs geese goose the twelve days of Christmas http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas--6 Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:45:00 GMT
The Twelve days of Christmas - 5 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas---5 On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Five golden Rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

There is some speculation that the five rings - since there are so many birds in this song - are five ring-necked pheasants. I would be somewhat disappointed, wouldn't you? 5. FIVE GOLDEN RINGS5. FIVE GOLDEN RINGS

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) Christmas Days The Twelve five golden of pheasants rings http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas---5 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:30:00 GMT
The Twelve Days o Christmas -4 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-o-christmas--4 The Fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree

The song originallally wasn't about calling birds. There is no such thing. However there is a collie bird in England. Collie  refers to the mining industry and the color black. So I got four blackbirds for the fourth day. I didn't get four collie dogs -  there's another bit of trivia I need to explore. 4. FOUR CALLING BIRDS4. FOUR CALLING BIRDS

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) birds calling collie twelve days of Christmas http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-o-christmas--4 Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:30:00 GMT
The Twelve Days of Christmas 3 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas-3 The third day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

The Faverolles chicken is a French breed of chicken. They are quite handsome and are exhibition chickens in the UK as well as for meat and eggs. I don't think they would like my three French Hens. 3. THREE FRENCH HENS3. THREE FRENCH HENS

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) 12 days of Christmas chickens hens three French hens http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas-3 Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:15:00 GMT
The Twelve Days ofChristmas 2 http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-ofchristmas-2 The second day of Christmas my true love gave to me: 

Two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

I learned that we don't have turtle doves in the US. They are a British and European bird. We do have mourning doves, which my father called rain crows. He did this because they would coo before it rained, telling us the weather would change. 

They have nothing to do with turtles either. The name turtle is a distortion of their name of turtur referring to the sound they make. Fascinating, what picking up a song that wont stop playing in your head will do. 2.TWO TURTLE DOVES2.TWO TURTLE DOVES  

 

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) turtle doves twelve days of Christmas http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-ofchristmas-2 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 03:00:00 GMT
The Twelve Days of Christmas. http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas I learned a week or so ago that the Twelve Days of Christmas are a tradition from the past that start on the twenty-fifth and end at Advent. this worked for me since I'm a Christmas procrastinator and loved the idea of doing some funny and pun-ny cartoons - or illustrations of this Christmas ditty. The Twelve Days of Christmas is a song that sticks in your head. A kind of ear worm if you like. 

One the First day of Christmas y true love gave to me:

a partridge ina pear tree.

First of all partridges are ground birds. But that's okay. 1. PARTRIDGE  IN A PEAR TREE1. PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) 12. Christmas partridge pear tree song the twelve days of Christmas http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/12/the-twelve-days-of-christmas Mon, 26 Dec 2016 23:35:05 GMT
Summer in the Mountains of Colorado http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/8/summer-in-the-mountains-of-colorado BEE ON ALPINE SUNFLOWERSBEE ON ALPINE SUNFLOWERSphotograph of alpine sunflower on the Grand Mesa I am an artist. A painter, specifically. I love the out of doors, ultimately -painting plein aire, walking, hiking, and photographing for the months I dip into my grab-bag of favorite photos to paint what makes me happy.

FIREWEED GRAND MESAFIREWEED GRAND MESAfireweed is the first plant to come when fire has claimed forest acres. Its magenta color and smoky seedpods will remain for many years after the blaze

I don't consider myself a photographer, but I am a sorter, collector and procurer of images. I don't paint many flowers but I love to get down in the grasses and photograph them. Bees and all. These are some of my favorites. They are labeled in my Recent Work Folder (soon to be Wildflower Photos folder) 

SUNSPOTS SUNFLOWERSSUNSPOTS SUNFLOWERSsunspots are one name. They are sunflowers on the Colorado mountain-side

http://wildflowersofcolorado.com/html/pg__9_yellow.html   This is the site I go to for yellow Colorado flowers, otherwise known to me as another damn yellow wildflower. CLARET CUPCLARET CUPthe exotic claret cup is a spring beauty along the cliff walls in southern Utah and Colorado among other places This is my favorite cactus bloom, Of course, who wouldn't love its rich red color . PRIMROSEPRIMROSEEvening primrose is a white tissue waving in the sun. It doesn't come every year so it is a special flower of the southwest. Evening Primrose will miss whole years. Then suddenly some spring the roadside is covered with the flutter of white tissue. 

HAREBELLSHAREBELLSHarebells usually seem shy and lonely, but the Grand Mesa, they are jubilant and showy

Harebells have been all over Land's End on the Grand Mesa this year. Actually the wildflowers have been the best ever.

Enjoy more of the wildflowers in the Wildflower Photo folder.

 

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) Evening primrose claret cup fireweed harebells photography sunflower wildflowers http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/8/summer-in-the-mountains-of-colorado Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:02:38 GMT
The Next Three Months http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/8/the-next-three-month CARD FOR SHOWCARD FOR SHOWCard for the Eighth Tribe Show at the Apple Shed, Cedaredge Colorado. Eleven Local and Regional artists and students with Barbara Torke show at the gallery. August 13th The Eighth Tribe will have the reception for their display at the Apple Shed Gallery in Cedaredge, Colorado, on August 13th from 2-5.

We will be there until the end of October. The members showing this year are:

Barbara Allen, Teressa Carlton, Amy Daniels, Pat de l' Etoile, Cathy Folkerth, Laurae Fortner Welch,  MaryEllen Miller, Linda Palmer, Carol Ann Rasmussen, Karen Sinclair, and Barbara Torke.

These amazing artists are teachers, professionals, and  students. Come see their remarkable work.

The paintings are from right to left:

The Bravest Dog  by Barbara Torke-pastel

Indian Paintbrush with boots, by Laurae Fortner Welch-pastel

After the Storm, by Karen Sinclair-pastel

Glorious Sunflowers, by Carol Ann Rasmussen-alcohol ink

second row:

Red Boat, by Barbara Allen-pastel

Chihuili Glass at Denver Botanic Gardens, by Amy Daniels-pastel

Orbs, by MaryEllen Miller-acrylic

third row:

Stream, by Pat de l' Etoile - pastel

Running in green water, by Linda Palmer-watercolor

TLC, by Teressa Carlton-stained glass

I actually am not sure of the titles. I hope the tribe will forgive me. I want viewers to be able to identify them. 

Humbly

Barb Torke

 

 

 

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) Cedaredge Colorado Eighth Tribe acrylic art art show exhibit pastel professionals show students http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/8/the-next-three-month Sun, 07 Aug 2016 21:19:20 GMT
The Apple Shed http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/7/the-apple-shed SUNDOGSUNDOGwatercolor painting of a sunny day and a sun loving dog Summer at the Apple Shed in Cedaredge, Colorado, is always busy. Not only does Connie Williams run an amazing gallery, deli and clothing complex, (as well as cooking shop, garden shop, etc) the Apple Shed is home to Williams Orchards, and Dan and Ty's wine, cider, fruit, and an array of unique  - well- everything! Everything at the Apple Shed is unique. 

The Apple Shed is a destination stop whenever you are on the western side of Colorado. 

HAPPY DOGHAPPY DOGa happy dog in the back of a pickup

I have had my paintings at the Apple Shed since 1996, as a member of the Cedars Edge Gallery co-op, and then in 2005, as a commissioned artist.

Connie and Dan Williams are truly supportive to us in the art field. Being an artist herself, showing her work included, she has an eye for everything creative. It has been an honor to participate in the Apple Shed.

Coming up, in the months of August, September, and October, The Apple Shed is hosting me (Barb Torke) and the Eighth Tribe in the Heritage Room. We are honored and very busy getting ready. We hope to make the Apple She proud. And we appreciate the opportunity. 

DOWNHILLDOWNHILLpastel painting, fanciful dog story

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cedarmesaart@gmail.com (Barbara Torke) Apple Shed Apple Shed Cedaredge Colorado Barbara Torke Cedaredge Colorado Connie Williams art gallery painting http://barbaratorkeart.com/blog/2016/7/the-apple-shed Fri, 15 Jul 2016 23:36:30 GMT