This is the smaller painting that I created and used to make a larger paining. The smaller paintings are created to test out a compisition, values and colors. This one really came out great. To view more of George Coll fine art go to georgecollgreatart.com
The Medicine Bow Mts are in southern Wyoming about two hour drive from here. I paint there winter and summer. It is a good destination to take my students or to just paint on a Saturday evening listening to Prarie Home Companion out of Laramie Wyoming.
I found this ranch in Northern Colorado near Walden. I am inspired to paint in this area called North Park. It has never been developed by ski areas or fracking and ranching remains as its main economy. This painting is a great one.
George Coll lives west of Loveland, Colorado, with his wife Jennifer. In 1994, they purchased their two-acre property with a 1920s-built-home, a barn and several outbuildings that include a studio he built in 1999. This rambling property at the base of the Rocky Mountains is also home to George’s two pack llamas. Night Train and Cardamom who love to trek into the backcountry with George to carry his paint supplies.
George works from life. George’s landscape paintings are composed on location to capture the essence of light. His larger landscapes/cityscapes are completed in the studio from his on-location field studies. George’s figurative paintings are inspired by his friends and acquaintances, which patiently model for him until completed.