Saturday, October 5, 2013

Morning Glory Cafe hosts new exhibit by Colorado Pastel Artist, Margretta S. Perry

This fall, Morning Glory Cafe, in Lafayette, CO hosts a new exhibit of pastel paintings by Broomfield pastel artist, Margretta S. Perry. The following paintings are now on display. A variety of Perry's cards and prints are also available at the restaurant.

"Dawn on the Farm"
11" x 14"

This farm is located at the outskirts of Louisville, CO. I wanted to create an atmosphere of dawn when everything comes to life on a farm!

7" x 9"

This farm is a compilation of several scenes, showing off the large Colorado skies and a scene similar to my grandfather's farm near Wellington, CO, now farmed by my cousin Wade. It is so comforting to know that farm families continue to work the land and it hasn't all been taken over by large corporations!

"Ranch on Wood's Landing Road, Laramie, WY"
11" x 14"

This scene is west of Laramie, WY off the Wood's Landing Road. Our family used to visit aunt, uncle, and cousins on a farm in that area which was always a special treat to us. I wasn't sure which farm had been theirs, but tried to capture a scene similar to my childhood memory.

"Winter Grazing" 
6" x 8"

This farm was glowing on the Colorado landscape on what is called "The Front Range" or the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains west of Denver. It was winter, but the cows were out grazing in a green meadow, an idyllic scene with the red barns in the background.

"Winter Farm"
9" x 12"

This lovely painting is also a compilation of farms. The original scene was from a tulip farm in the Skagit Valley with the Cascade Mountains in the background. Using artistic license, I transformed it into a wintery scene that could be common to almost all of the western states. I love the fields of snow still showing the rows of planting--and of course, red barns...

Come and see the exhibit and enjoy the wonderful "farm-fresh fare" at the Morning Glory Farm Cafe. They have a terrific selection of gluten-free menu items--a favorite of our family! Jules also carries my cards and prints for sale at the restaurant. Bon appetit!!!

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