Larry DeGraff

by Sarah Judson August 29, 2011

We enjoyed a visit last week from artist Larry DeGraff, who was here for the Plein Air Rockies event in Estes Park. He showed us his well-used Guerrilla Box (see below) which has been in service for at least nine years and is still going strong. Since he had an iPad, we were able to see the paintings he had done in Estes Park (not yet published online), including spectacular peaks and a nocturne of the village with the mountains towering above it. Originally from Joplin, Missouri, he participated earlier this month in a fund-raiser for the town, which had six miles of its area wiped out in the recent tornado. His blog shows a pile of debris that was to be converted into art. He chose some wooden panels from a dresser drawer and, after cleaning and sealing them, painted a view of a Missouri stream. The red-brown of the wood makes a perfect undertone for the cool hues of the scene. There is an article about him on Empty Easel. In October, he will be participating in the plein air event in Hollister, Missouri.



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