Retrospective: Fifty Years of Watercolors

Retrospective: Fifty Years of Watercolors

At the request of many of my family, friends, and clients, posted here is a review of the Retrospective: Fifty Years of Watercolors by Gene Youngmann Exhibition, October 5 - November 6, 2020 at the Mari Michener Art Gallery at the James Michener Library on the campus of the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado.  Several of the paintings presented here have been sold, some have been given as gifts to family and some were on loan and have been returned since the exhibit.  A special thank you to the Friends of the UNC Libraries; Rachel Borum, Business Operations Manager and Accounting Specialist, University Libraries; and Colette Pitcher, Showcase Art Center and Library Liaison.

The "Retrospective: Exhibit" had 88 paintings which represents just a small portion of the year that I have created over the past fifty years, which numbers close to 1,500 paintings.  Many of my paintings are in private collections, as well as in cooperate and business offices, and in many offices on college campuses.

Some paintings may not be presented because of no photography of the painting.

Be sure to click on the image to see the painting in full size. Thanks!

Painting #01 Dillon Buildings

Location: Dillon, CO
Motivation: Classroom Painting
Price: $150
Created On: 1967

Watercolor 1967-01 was created in the studio from photos taken in the old town of Dillon, CO before it was flooded to create Lake Dillon. This was the first painting that I created in my junior year at Arvada West High School with teacher Dave Passarelli. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #02 Sunset View

Location: Loveland, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: $150
Created On: 1972

Watercolor 1972-01 was created plein air on private property in Loveland, CO. This painting was created while I attended UNC with instructor Joseph Moody. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #03 Cellar House

Location: Arvada, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: $150
Created On: June 1, 1981

Watercolor 1981-04 was created plein air on private property on Simms Street in Arvada, CO. This is one of the first plein air paintings that I created in the summer of 1981 with Dave Passarelli. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #04 Churches

Location: Golden, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: $150
Created On: July 1, 1982

Watercolor 1982-05 was created plein air on the Churches Bros. private property in Golden, CO. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #06 Golden Gate Rock Castles

Location: Golden, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: $175
Created On: July, 1984

Watercolor 1984-12 was created plein air in Golden Gate Canyon, Golden, CO. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #07 Black Eyed Susan's

Location: Golden, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: $175
Created On: July, 1984

Watercolor 1984-18 was created plein air in Golden Gate Canyon, Golden, CO. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #08 Gray Gulch

Location: Golden, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: SOLD
Created On: July, 1984

Watercolor 1984-20 was created plein air in Golden Gate Canyon, Golden, CO. This painting sold to Patti O'Neall

Painting #09 Hillside Shed

Location: Central City, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: $150
Created On: July, 1985

Watercolor 1985-13 was created plein air on private property above Central City, CO. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #10 In The Shade Of The Garage

Location: Golden, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: $250
Created On: August 8, 1986

Watercolor 1986-19 was created plein air on private property at a garage on 8th Street in Golden, CO. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #11 Balckhawk Mining District

Location: Blackhawk, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: $150
Created On: July 12, 1987

Watercolor 1987-06 was created plein air at the south end of Main St. Blackhawk, CO before gambling moved in during 1990. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #13 Bear Tugs

Location: Ocean City, WA
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: On Loan
Created On: December, 1988

Watercolor 1987-10 was created in the studio from photos taken in Ocean City, Washington. This painting was on loan from Teri & Adam Burke.

Painting #14 Flamingo Pond

Location: Denver, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: On Loan
Created On: April, 1989

Watercolor 1989-03 was created plein air at the at the Denver Zoo Flamingo Pond, Denver, CO. This painting was on loan from Erin & Frank Wernlein

Painting #15 Autumn Above Central City

Location: Central City, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: SOLD
Created On: September 19, 1989

Watercolor 1989-19 was created plein air from above the free parking lot in Central City, CO. This painting is owned by Sherrye Hull

Painting #16 Pointsettia Portrait

Location: Arvada, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: Artist Collection
Created On: November 9, 1989

Watercolor 1989-20 was created in the studio for photos taken at the Echter's Gardens in Arvada, CO. This painting is part of the artist collection and hung in our living room during the Christmas season for many years.

Painting #17 Adobe Apartments

Location: New Mexico
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: $175
Created On: December 9, 1989

Watercolor 1989-23 was created from photos taken in New Mexico. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #18 Yellow House on Corner

Location: Cloudcroft, New Mexico
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: On Loan
Created On: July 12, 1992

Watercolor 1992-04 was created plein air during the Tom Lynch Watercolor Workshop in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. This painting was on loan from Erin & Frank Wernlein

Painting #20 Junk Barn

Location: Marshall, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: Artist Collection
Created On: July 9, 1993

Watercolor 1993-08 was created plein air on private property at Angelo Gabriella's on Marshall Road, Marshall, CO. This painting is part of the artist collection.

Painting #22 On The Porch

Location: Idledale, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: Artist Collection
Created On: July 11, 2002

Watercolor 2002-18 was created plein air at across from Little Park, Idledale CO. This painting is part of the artist collection.

Painting #23 Gregory Gulch Bridge

Location: Blackhawk, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: Artist Collection
Created On: November 10, 2003

Watercolor 2003-59 was created plein air on a cold and chilly day in between Blackhawk & Central City, CO. This painting is part of the artist collection.

Painting #24 Shaded Estate

Location: Commerce City, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: $350
Created On: May 28, 2004

Watercolor 2004-11 was created plein air at the Open Space at entrance to Golden Gate Canyon, Golden, CO. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #25 Above Ruxton Avenue

Location: Manitou Springs, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: Artist Collection
Created On: June 22, 2005

Watercolor 2005-18 was created plein air at 349 Ruxton Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO. This painting is part of the artist collection.

Painting #27 Shoenberg Milk

Location: Westminster, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: Gifted
Created On: May 12, 2006

Watercolor 2006-17B was created plein air at the Shoenberg Dairy property in Westminster, CO. This painting was a gift to my grandson Mitch Wernlein.

Sorry about the reflection in the glass.

Painting #28 Patterns of Shade

Location: Golden, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: $400
Created On: July 9, 2007

Watercolor 07-07 was created plein air at 2338 Ford Street, Golden, CO. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #32 Working in Alaska

Location: Fairbanks, AK
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: $750
Created On: Apr 24, 2009

Watercolor #2009-14. This painting was created in the studio from photos taken by the artist at the Alaska Gold Dredge, Fairbanks, AK. This painting is available for sale. Framed, horizontal, image size 14 x 21.5 inches.

Painting #33 Like Open Bowls

Location: Genesee, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: Artist Collection
Created On: June 25, 2009

Watercolor 2009-24 was created plein air on the private property of Noell & Ken Custer in Geneses, CO. This painting was the best selling printed as a note card. The painting is part of the artist collection.

Painting #34 Johnny the Miner

Location: Arvada, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: $150
Created On: October 21, 2009

Watercolor 2009-58 was created in the Ted Nuttall watercolor workshop from photos taken of Johnny the Miner at the Annual Arvada Harvest Festival Parade. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #35 Susan

Location: Westminster, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: $150
Created On: October 23, 2009

Watercolor 2009-60 was created in the Ted Nuttall watercolor workshop from sketches of Susan Elliott at the CWS general meeting in 2002. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #36 1941 Deluxe

Location: Estes Park, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: $750
Created On: February 12, 2010

Watercolor 2010-01 was created in the studio from photos and a watercolor sketch at the Estes Park Plein Air Paint Out Event in Estes Park, CO. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #37 Santa

Location: Georgetown, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: SOLD
Created On: February 15, 2010

Watercolor 2010-02 was created in the studio of photos that I took of Santa Bill at the Georgetown Christmas Art Market 2009 at the Georgetown Art Gallery. This painting SOLD at the exhibit to Patti O'Neall who gave it to Santa Bill's sister Mary Cameron, who lives in Florida.

Painting #38 Kinney Homestead

Location: Commerce City, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: Artist Collection
Created On: June 10, 2010

Watercolor 2010-12 was created plein air on private property in Adams Co, Commerce City, CO. This painting is part of the artist collection.

Painting #39 Fountain Formation at Roxborough Park

Location: Littleton, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: $500
Created On: September 13, 2018

Watercolor 2010-24 was created plein air at Roxborough State Park in Littleton, CO. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #40 Churning Waters

Location: Eldorado Springs, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: Gifted
Created On: July 23, 2010

Watercolor 2010-27 was created plein air at Eldorado Canyon along Eldorado Creek. This painting was a gifted to my grand daughter Megan Wernlein.

Painting #41 Long Peaks View

Location: Longmont, CO
Motivation: Plein Air
Price: Gifted
Created On: Feb 17, 2011

Watercolor 2011-04 This painting titled "Longs Peak View" was created in the studio from photos taken from the Longmont Memorial Park, Longmont, CO. This painting was a gift to my grand daughter Isi Dorth.

Painting #42 October Sunset

Location: Standley Lake in Westminster, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: $450
Created On: Feb 13, 2012

Watercolor 2012-03 Painted in the studio from photographs taken by the artist at Standley Lake in Westminster, CO. This painting SOLD at the exhibit to Patti & Richard Nelson.

Painting #44 Natural Rock Faces

Location: Lyons, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: $1,250
Created On: May 8, 2013

Watercolor 2013-09, this painting was created in the studio from photos taken by the artist along HWY 7, St. Vrain Canyon, Lyons, CO. This painting is available for sale, horizontal, metal frame, image size 15 x 22 inches.

Painting #46 Out of Work

Location: Taos, NM
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: Artist Collection
Created On: Feb 18, 2014

Watercolor 2014-03 - this painting was created in the studio from photos taken by the artist on the return trip from Albuquerque, New Mexico on the road from Santa Fe to Taos. This painting was displayed at the 2014 Colorado Visions Art Show at the Westminster City Hall, Westminster, CO. This painting is part of the artist collection.

Painting #48 In the Shed

Location: Boulder, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: $1,250
Created On: Apr 12, 2014

Watercolor 2014-05 titled "In The Shed" was created from photographs taken along Foothills Parkway north of Boulder, Colorado. This painting is for sale, horizontal, framed, images size 15 x 22 inches. This painting was displayed in the "Rockies West - 25th Annual Nat'l Exhibition 2017" sponsored by the Western Colorado Watercolor Society on display at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts, 1803 North 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501. The exhibition ran February 28 - April 1, 2017.

Painting #49 Sheds

Location: Estes Park, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: $150
Created On: 1977

Watercolor 1977-01 was created plein air at the MacGregor Ranch, Estes Park, CO. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #50 Between the Boulders

Location: Lyons, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: $1,450
Created On: Nov 19, 2014

Watercolor 2014-35 was created in the studio from photos that were taken along HWY 7 in South St. Vrain Canyon west of Lyons CO. This painting is available for sale, horizontal, 22 x 30 inches, metal frame.

Painting #51 Fractured Memory

Location: Sliver Plume, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: Artist Collection
Created On: Mar 6, 2015

Watercolor 2015-05 was created in the studio from photos taken of this old truck in Silver Plume, CO. This painting was displayed in the "2017 CWS Members Show" sponsored by the Foothills Art Center on display at the Foothills Arts Center, 1803 809 Fifteen Street, Golden, CO 80401. The exhibition ran February 3 - April 23, 2017. The Painting is part of the artist collection.

Painting #52 Camouflaged

Location: Sliver Plume, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: $350
Created On: April 24, 2015

Watercolor 2015-07 was created in the studio from photos taken of this old truck in Lyons, CO. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #53 I Don't Know! What Do You Think?

Location: Loveland, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: $1,450
Created On: Jul 15, 2015

Watercolor 2015-14 This painting was created in the studio from photo that I took at the Loveland Cars Show in June 2015. This painting is available for sale, framed, horizontal, image size 14.5 x 21.5 inches. This painting was displayed in the "Art From the Heart - A Fine Art Exhibit" sponsored by the Paletteers Art Club on display at the College Hill Library, 3705 W. 112th Ave, Westminster, CO 80031. The exhibition ran February 2 - March 15, 2017. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #55 High Country Autumn

Location: Above Central City, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting from Photos
Price:$750.00
Created On: February 7, 2017

Watercolor 2017-02 was created in the studio from photos taken above Central City, CO. This painting is available for sale framed in metal.

Painting #56 Fractured Shade

Location: Arvada, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: $1,250
Completed On: March 31, 2017

Watercolor 2017-03 was painted in the studio from photos taken of the GMC Truck on Zeypher St. Arvada, CO. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #57 Autumn Cabin

Location: Aurora, CO
Motivation: Yupo Workshop
Price: Gifted
Created On: June 26, 2017

Watercolor 2017-10WS This painting was created during the Chuck Danford's "Techniques on Yupo" workshop sponsored by the Parker Artist Guild at the Heritage Eagle Bend Clubhouse in Aurora on Sat. June 24, 2017. This painting was a gift to my daughter Traci Dorth.

Painting #58 Ode To Ted

Location: Arvada, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: Artist Collection
Completed On: June 26, 2017

Watercolor 2017-11 was painted in the studio from photos taken of the 1930 Ford on Quail St. in Arvada, CO. This painting is part of the Artist Collection.

Painting #59 Old Friends

Location: Westminster, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: $1,250
Created On: February 21, 2018

Watercolor 2018-03 was painted created in the studio from photos taken at Church Ranch in Westminster, CO after a January 2018 snow storm. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #60 Winter Solitude

Location: Westminster, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: $750
Created On: March 27, 2018

Watercolor 2018-04 was painted created in the studio from photos taken at Church Ranch in Westminster, CO after a January 2018 snow storm. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #61 Cool Running

Location: Lyons, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: Gifted
Created On: April 24, 2018

Watercolor 2018-05 was created in the studio from photos that I took of the South St. Vrain Creek west of Lyons, CO. This painting was a gift to grand daughter Megan Wernlein.

Painting #62 Barn & Chicken Yard

Location: Golden, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: $350
Created On: July 18, 2018

Watercolor 2018-11PA was created plein air at the Clear Creek History Park in Golden, CO. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #66 North Slope

Location: Estes Park, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: Artist Collection
Created On: August 21, 2018

Watercolor 2018-22PA was created as part of the Estes Valley Plein Air Event, looking south towards Deer Mountain from behind the Fall River Visitors Center of RMNP. This painting was displayed at the Art Center of Estes Park, Sept. 1 - 30, 2018 as part of the Estes Valley Plein Air Event. This painting is part of the Artist Collection.

Painting #67 Fall River

Location: Estes Park, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: $450
Created On: August 22, 2018

Watercolor 2018-24PA was created as part of the Estes Valley Plein Air Event, along Fall River below the old Hydro Plant in Estes Park. This painting was displayed at the Art Center of Estes Park, Sept. 1 - 30, 2018 as part of the Estes Valley Plein Air Event. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #68 Morning Farm

Location: Boulder, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: $350
Created On: September 13, 2018

Watercolor 2018-28PA was created plein air along north Highway 287 at Niwot Road, Boulder, CO. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #71 Copeland Falls

Location: Estes Park, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: Gifted
Created On: December 5, 2018

Watercolor 2018-32 was created in the studio from photos that I took of Copeland Fall at Wild Basin in Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO. This painting was a gift to my grand daughter Isi Dorth.

Painting #75 Gaillardia

Location: Littleton, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: $350
Created On: June 17, 2019

Watercolor 2019-17PA was painted plein air at the CWS Plein Air Paint Out at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #76 Derelict

Location: Icy Point, Alaska
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: Gifted
Created On: July 20, 2019

Watercolor 2019-23 was create in the studio from photos that I took during our trip to Icy Point, Alaska in August 2017. This painting was gift to my grandson Mitch Wernlein.

Painting #80 Early Change

Location: Golden, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: Gifted
Created On: September 26, 2019

Watercolor 2019-37PA was created plein air on the private property of Judy & Pat Madison in Golden, CO. This painting was a gift to grand daughter Megan Wernlein.

Painting #83 - Whistle Maker

Location: Westminster, CO
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: $750
Created On: December 14, 2019

Watercolor 2019-47, This painting was created in the studio from photos taken of John Sole at the Westminster Summer Fest in June 2019. This painting is available for sale. This painting was selected by juror Stephen Quiller to be displayed as part of the 45th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition hosted by the Idaho Watercolor Society in Boise, Idaho June 5 - July 26, 2020.

Painting #84 - Sheridan House

Location: Westminster, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: $350
Created On: March 31, 2020

Watercolor 2020-10PA was created plein air at an abandoned house at 101st Avenue & Sheridan in Westminster, CO. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #85 - Long Term Parking

Location: Bath, Maine
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: $750
Created On: April 5, 2020

Watercolor 2020-11 was created in the studio from photos taken along HWY1 east of Bath, Maine in August 2020. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #86 - Before Pickup Trucks

Location: Silver Plume, CO
Motivation: Plein Air Painting
Price: $350
Created On: July 15, 2020

Watercolor 2020-30PA was created plein air along Main St. in Silver Plume, CO. This painting is available for sale.

Painting #88 - Tug-gether

Location: Bath, Maine
Motivation: Studio Painting
Price: $750
Created On: February 2, 2020

Watercolor 2020-04 was created in the studio from photos taken at the Bath, Maine ship yard in August 2019. This painting is available for sale.