On my last day in Crested Butte, I painted on Elk Avenue again, this time in the sunshine – but still cold! I choose the old white gas station with green trim, an odd shaped building, now a museum. A passerby took my photo as I painted and sent it to me. I also was painting with a new painter friend, Nicholas Reti, who lives and shows at Oh Be Joyful Gallery in Crested Butte, here he is talking with a friend painting on the corner.
I was working outdoors on a 30 x 40 canvas, the wind was beginning to pick up; and I needed to be on my way to Telluride. As I was trying to finish a group of school kids with their teacher came by and halted in line, gathering gathering to regroup.  I quickly took a picture of the colorful group as I was packing up. The painting still needed something? That night in my Telluride studio, I worked from the photo on my computer and added the kids… here are pics of the painting before and after this addition.

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