The Continental Divide in Colorado

For anyone that follows my blog, you know I like to try various styles and methods in my art prints to compliment the subject matter. This week, I’m featuring 4 prints I created using a sketching technique. The subject matter is the continental divide in Colorado due west of Denver. If you follow interstate 70 west from Denver you end dealing with the continental divide in one of two ways. One option is to get off the interstate and go over the pass on a two lane highway that climbs to the top and then down the other side. Some of these prints present that aspects. The other option is to go through the divide in the Eisenhower tunnel. Both methods bring you on the western side by Lake Dillon. The setting is beautiful and these prints display that.

The Colorado Continetal Divide On Loveland Pass

This view represents the top of the pass over the continental divide.

Single Sailboat On Lake Dillon Sketched

This depicts a single sailboat on Lake Dillon.

The Mountain Range Behind Lake Dillon Sketched

Looking west at the next range of mountains from the east side of the lake. Similar perspective as the prior sketch with the sailboat only further down the same mountain range.

The Lake Dillon Marina

Then to finish up, I did a sketch of the boating marina that sits on the northern side of the lake.

Thoughts? As I have said before, everyone reacts to visual art techniques and looks differently, so I am not in the least offended by opinions. 

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25 thoughts on “The Continental Divide in Colorado

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      It preserves the details with the sketching technique. It is such beautiful country Darlene, so hard to go wrong presenting it!! Thanks for stopping by and for the feedback! Much appreciated!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Carl! Hard to go wrong when nature provides such stunning beauty!! The sketching technique does pull more of the detail!! Thanks for the feedback and for stopping by!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      The rockies are so beautiful and love the area around Lake Dillon on the west side of the divide. Use to do that jaunt many times during skiing season when we lived there years ago. We were back there in 2019 and that was what inspired me for these sketches!! Thanks for stopping by and for the feedback…much appreciated!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      You and me both! These came from a trip my wife and I did with one of our daughters in 2019. They were filming scenes for one of the shows her and her husbands production company was filming (she talked me into doing a couple of scenes as an extra….unfortunately it was ultimately cut)…..but that trip was the inspiration behind these prints as we were in that area most of the time.

  1. Nancy

    Beautiful technique! The colors are especially striking. I really like them, Kirt.
    I crossed the divide this past December when visiting Colorado!


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