Artist painting on mountain top, posing for photograph
Plein air in the Teton's

What is the most interesting thing you have painted/sculpted and why?
Brenda Coldwell: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE. In 2021, I was juried into OPA’s (Oil Painters of America) National Show. One result of this was an opportunity to participate in an “artist in residency” at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. I spent the entire month of September there. I painted en plein air for 28 days. When I wasn’t painting outside, I was in my little studio painting abstracts. The landscape there was magnificent and I completed 73 paintings! I was totally immersed for that month and came away a better artist and a changed woman. This was undoubtedly the most interesting painting experience I’ve ever had!

To see more of Brenda’s work, visit:

oil painting of roadway leading to the right, with trees along the road
Brenda Coldwell, “Camping Road,” 30 x 40 in, oil on linen
oil painting of abstract mountain view
Brenda Coldwell, “Blue Morpho,” 24 x 24 in, oil and cold wax on wood


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