Learn to paint at the Dude Ranch Painting Cllass

When the Lights Come On

April 9th Painting Party

As the sun sets, and it’s last rays reach across my meadow, I see far away through the valley and down into the high plains of Colorado.  From my vantage, a towering smoke stack sends out a single beacon of light. White swathes of snow break up the greys and browns of winter on the harvested farmlands below.when-the-lights-come-on[1]

Our artist, Amy Brackenbury, has captured this poignant ambiance of dusk in northern Colorado in her painting, “When the Lights Come on”.  From our perspective in the mountains, we enjoy vivid sweeps of color across the sky and the merry twinkling of lights emanating from a distant cluster of humanity on the Front Range.

Come express your own interpretation of “When the Lights Come on” under the expert and kind guidance of our professional artist.  Drink some wine with us, listen to music, enjoy the company of your friends, and paint to your heart’s delight.

When: Saturday, April 9th, 3- 7 p.m.

Learn to paint at the Dude Ranch Painting Cllass

When The Lights Come On

Family style dinner is included. Please let us know in advance if you have dietary restrictions (gluten free, soy free, etc.)

Menu: Parmesan Breaded Chicken, homemade rolls, mixed vegetables, salad, mashed potatoes, chocolate cake with ice cream.

Bed & Breakfast lodging available with optional horseback ride

Find your inner artist in one evening!

Bears and Blossoms


Cost $55.00/person, includes tools, supplies and supper

  • Wine is available for sale here at our store, or you’re welcome to bring your own.
  •   Reservations and $20.00 deposit required by 5:00 p.m. the day before the painting session.    Directions
  •  Tele: 970-224-1222 (7 – 12 guests per painting party)

*Gift certificates available

Coming soon on Mothers Day, Painting: Bears & Blossoms, Sunday, May 8th, 3 – 7 p.m.