Painting up a storm

       Colorado Springs artist Kathryn McMahon (left) bundled up against the chill for a “paint out” at Rock Ledge Ranch Feb. 23. Shown above is her work in progress of the ranch’s Orchard House. McMahon organized the event through her group, the Plein Air Pioneer Painters. About 30 artists from around the state set up easels throughout the day, taking on a variety of ranch subject matter. “Plein air” refers to painting outside, regardless of the weather.

Westside Pioneer photo