FRANCES GOTTLIEB : : From Plein Air to Abstraction


Why Plein Air? Why paint when the light and objects quickly change? Why outside?
Is it the unexpected? The colors that vibrate; the vistas full of sunlight or shadows of passing clouds?
The chance sighting of a falcon overhead or a deer wandering quietly nearby.
All become treasured memories to share and music for the eyes.


60' 50' 40' - 9 x 12
Aspen @ Castle Creek - 16 x 20
Ballet III - 8 x 8
Butterfly Angel Dance - 12 x 12
Chair Abstract - 24 x 20
Chamisa - 12 x 16
Charlie's Bikes - 8 x 8
Chatfield Chamisa - 12 x 12
East Bank - 9 x 12
Farm Remembered - 12 x 9
Figures Trois - 40 x 30
Green Teapot - 18 x 24
Heading Home - 8 x 8
Hi It's Me - 8 x 8
His-Her's - 30 x 48
In The Park - 10 x 10
Let's Play - 20 x 20
Little Red Barn - 6 x 12
Long's Iris - 20 x 24
Mopping Up - 30 x 24
Morning On The Bay  - 9 X 12
Pale Boats - 6 x 8
Prairie Canyon Creek - 10 x 10
Red Onion - 8 x 8
Roxanne - 6 x 12
Schweller's from Sopris Rd - 11 x 14
Shall We Dance (with details) - 36 x 36
Snowmass Bales - 24 x 30
Sunflowers Botanic - 12 x 16
Taos Chamisa - 12 x 12
Taos Driveway - 12 x 12
The Pink Vinoy - 8 x 10
Union Station - 8 x 10
Wheely - 36 x 36
Where did All The Clotheslines Go - 36 x 36