2009-10 Colorado Pastels by Glenn A. Bautista

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2009-10 COLORADO PASTELS
by Glenn A. Bautista
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Having been there for a time, I could feel what transpired many years back when the elements carved the present ‘mind-blowing’ landscapes Colorado displays. It has also been theorized that what carved beautiful Colorado’s landscapes didn’t take years but could have occurred overnight, or a few days. Snow-trapped oxygen that forced its way out from under could have caused the formation of “Red Rocks” in Morrison and many other places around Colorado, from north to south. 

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COLORADO PASTELS 2010
by Glenn Angeles Bautista

Hi Joy & Bill, thank you so much for everything! Thanks too, Colorado! Hi Jim & Jon, we enjoyed the day's trip to Coors Brewery, Golden, CO. And thanks for my favorite grey jacket! Hi Tere, I have been using the HD you gave - - thanks again! Hi Mike & Cece, thanks for the lovely dinner and fun night. Missin’ Y’All ! - Glenn & Lorna

Hi Joy & Bill, thank you so much for everything! Thanks too, Colorado! Hi Jim & Jon, we enjoyed the day’s trip to Coors Brewery, Golden, CO. And thanks for my favorite grey jacket! Hi Tere, I have been using the HD you gave – – thanks again! Hi Mike & Cece, thanks for the lovely dinner and fun night. Missin’ Y’All ! – Glenn & Lorna

Lorna & Glenn / Thornton, Colorado

Lorna & Glenn / Thornton, Colorado
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Lorna and I visited with a friend, Joy Zafra in Thornton. From there Joy showed us around – Denver, Golden, Morrison, Estes Park, Red Rocks, Cabrini Shrine and South Park where there is much flooding presently going on. I did quite a number of pastels in those areas. Here’s an active title link to some of those pastels I did there:

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GlennDrives2EstesPark,Colorado

Historic Flooding Colorado September 2013

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BlueMustangscape 2010

BlueMustangscape 2010
by Glenn A. Bautista
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I couldn’t help but be amazed by this imposing horse sculpture in Denver, Colorado as I viewed it from a distance. I had to go back just to find the best view for this pastel composition.
From and to the Denver International Airport, you cannot miss seeing this controversial Mustang Sculpture by Sculptor Luis Jimenez.
They say that the horse sculpture would have been controversial even if it hadn’t killed him. The 32-ft. tall fiberglass, blue horse with red eyes had long ago been commissioned for the entrance of Denver International Airport. The horse broke loose from a support in the sculptor’s studio in 2005, pinning him against a wall. En route to the hospital, he died from his injuries. The Jimenez family finished the sculpture, but the “curse” element will be hard to shake off as time goes on for this one.
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Denver Intl Airport 2010
by Glenn A. Bautista
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Because of friends, Lorna landed a job in Sterling and Yuma Colorado. And because of friends, visiting Colorado again for a vacation, this time with Glenn, wasn’t a problem. And why is this? Joy Zafra, Lorna’s dear friend was there to pick us up from the airport, and we could stay at her place in Thornton, CO for any length of time we wished to. Beholding the Denver International Airport for the first time elicited in me this visual response – – expressed in this pastel sketch. A series of Colorado landscape pastels followed which I will soon upload.
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RedRocksAmphiscape2010

RedRocksAmphiscapeB 2010 
by Glenn A. Bautista
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A view on the right of Red Rocks Amphitheater from the top. I took a photo of this view and made an interpretative sketch of it at Joy’s place in Thornton, CO.
I completed the sketch in Pearland, TX. This pastel I did of the Red Rock amphitheater is not enough to express the landscape’s amazing panoramic beauty. There’s nothing like being there.
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RedRocksAmphiscape2010 - b

RedRocksAmphiscapeC 2010
by Glenn A. Bautista
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Just to approach this architectural icon among the rock formations that surround the amphitheater is enough to get any visitor excited. A rockscape blends with the Visitor’s Center, Red Rocks, Morrison, Colorado. It must have been deliberate for Architect Burnham Hoyt to blend the amphitheater he designed with the rock formations around. I noticed this when I started my pastel sketch on this famous place famous singers and bands continue to hold their open concerts.
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Denverscape 2010

Denverscape 2010 
by Glenn A Bautista
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A view on the left, of Denver, CO
from Red Rocks Amphitheatre,
Morrison, Colorado. Lorna’s friend, Joy brought us here together with their other PT friend, Tere who came in to Colorado for a visit. It was below 30F so we could only be outside enjoying the view for a few hours. I took a photo of this view and made an interpretative sketch of it at Joy’s place in Thornton, CO. I completed the sketch in Pearland, TX.
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RedRocksD 2010 / Red Rocks, Morrison, Colorado / A stonescape in Red Rocks, Morrison, Colorado. Amazing rock formations are quite noticeable in Morrison, Colorado if you can find time to drive around. One gets the feeling of surfing on water although the formations around have always been solid, unlike the waves we experience when we go swimming or surfing.

RedRocksD 2010 / Red Rocks
by Glenn A. Bautista
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A stonescape in Red Rocks, Morrison, Colorado. Amazing rock formations are quite noticeable in Morrison, Colorado if you can find time to drive around. One gets the feeling of surfing on water although the formations around have always been solid, unlike the waves we experience when we go swimming or surfing.
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 RedRocksPalmFrondcomp 2010 / by Glenn A. Bautista /  Red Rocks, Morrison, Colorado / I was delighted to find a palm frond (fossil) on display at the Visitor's Center shortly before entering the gallery hall / theatre where all the famous singers and bands that performed at Red Rocks are featured in videos and photos, together with their guitar instruments, musical notes, lyrics, etc.  I have sketched several palms here in Texas but my fascination for them doesn't seem to diminish, be it real or fossilized, like this palm frond on the left that I blended with Red Rocks' wavy formation.


RedRocksPalmFrondcomp 2010 
by Glenn A. Bautista
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Red Rocks, Morrison, Colorado / I was delighted to find a palm frond (fossil) on display at the Visitor’s Center shortly before entering the gallery hall / theatre where all the famous singers and bands that performed at Red Rocks are featured in videos and photos, together with their guitar instruments, musical notes, lyrics, etc.
I have sketched several palms here in Texas but my fascination for them doesn’t seem to diminish, be it real or fossilized, like this palm frond on the left that I blended with Red Rocks’ wavy formation.
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Colorado Trip Confirmation

Colorado Trip Confirmation

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Glenn & Lorna - Estes Park, Colorado

Glenn & Lorna – Estes Park, Colorado

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