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This painting was completed on location ("plein air") a few days ago [May 4, 2011] along the Animas River that runs through the town of Durango, CO.

It features the ever-present tree of rivers found throughout the west and southwest - the Fremont Cottonwood. Its emerging bright green foliage contrasts with the earthy sandstone cliffs and shale slopes behind the river. The Animas River - popular with fly fisherman and rafters - is shallow enough to form small rapids.

TITLE: "Spring Cottonwood Along the Animas"
MEDIUM: soft pastel on black Strathmore paper
SIZE: 9x12 inches

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Spring Cottonwood Along the Animas - original plein air pastel painting, 9x12


  • Materials: soft pastel, black paper
  • Ships worldwide from Colorado, United States
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