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Rio Grande Gorge Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells
   New Collection - Zion and Western Slope

Aspen Fiesta

Recent works from Western Slope Colorado and Zion National Park, Fall 2014.

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   New Collection - J.A. Ranch, Douglas County, Colorado

Buffalo at J.L.Ranch

As a fundraiser for Douglas Land Conservancy, I and several other artists were invited to visit private properties in southern Douglas County near the Dawson Butte Open Space. The J.A. Ranch offered amazing views of Pikes Peak, Sleeping Indian and Larkspur Butte.

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   New Collections - Mesa Verde and the San Juans

Cliff Palace Photo

This latest collection comes from the Rims To Ruins plein air painting event at Mesa Verde National Park, May 15 - 17, 2014. This year they welcomed 25 nationally renowned artists who had the opportunity to hike into exclusive areas of the park. This fundraising event enables the Mesa Verde Foundation to support many projects in the park.

The second part of Rims To Ruins will occur in Denver in November at the Wildlife Experience Museum. Here, additional works from the May plein air paint out, along with works from several other participating artists will be for sale.

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I also took the opportunity to paint along the way throughout the San Juans including areas around Ouray, Ridgway, Silverton and Pagosa Springs.

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   New Collection - Islamic Architecture

Mosque of Mohammed Ali

I think some of the BEAUTIFUL ARCHITECTURE in the WORLD is ISLAMIC in nature. A DOME surrounded by SPIRES [ minarets ] is from a DESIGN point very STUNNING.

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   New Collection - Aspen in Colorado 2013

My GOAL was to spend most of my time at THE MAROON BELLS near ASPEN. I traveled colorado highway # 24 from COLORADO SPRINGS, passing by BASSAM PARK, BUENA VISTA, up to TWIN LAKES over INDEPENDANCE PASS to ASPEN. I passed by a lot of MOUTH WATERING SIGHTS [ WATERCOLORIST TERM ] & also painted THEM!

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   Buffalo Wins Award

Buffalo Kaplinski is the winner of this years SUPERINTENDENTS AWARD at the Fifth Annual Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational.

Check back soon for new Zion and Colorado Fall paintings.

   Buffalo featured at 2013 Zion Plein Air Art Invitational

Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational Poster

   Article on Buffalo in Colorado Springs Gazette

Buffalo is the subject of an article in the Colorado Springs Gazette titled Painter Captures Natures Wonders.

"Buffalo will go down as one of the premier watercolorists of the 20th century," says Tracy Miller. "Through his paintings, he's documented a space and time and places in Colorado before Colorado became so developed."

"I've got about 100 favorite places," Kaplinski, 70, says from his ranch in Elizabeth. He's lived there for 35 years, and cares for a small herd of Texas Longhorn cattle. "Of course, the Colorado mountains - we've got tremendous scenery right here."

   Buffalo in Manitou Springs Galleries

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Check out Tracy Miller on Facebook for information on the September 7th "Brews & Buffalo" event featuring Buffalo Kaplinski and local Micro-Brews.

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   Welcome to the Buffalo Kaplinski Broken Heart Ranch

   "Direct, Efficient & Confident Watermedia Painting"

That's how M. Stephen Doherty, editor of Plein Air Magazine describes Buffalo Kaplinski in the May 2013 issue.

"Watermedia painting separates the weak from the strong because the brush marks expose every hesitation and technical deficiency," says Buffalo Kaplinski.

The Artist Profile article discusses influences, techniques, travel advice and features paintings from throughout his career.

See the paintings featured in the article: Plein Air Article Collection.

   In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran: