Saturday Morning

High Light 20”x16” acrylic

I put some finishing touches on this painting. Light transitioning across clouds and the landscape is always a source of inspiration.

I am going to spend the day painting but vowed to take Sunday off. The sun is going to shine and the lake is calling. This morning I saw an otter, spring is making me smile.

Thursday

Your Fire 11”x14” acrylic (2018)

I guess I will post a TBT… only because I was so fond of this painting. I painted this in late summer then shipped it to Kuwait! That was the slowest shipping I have experienced, I was worried for weeks! I actually sent a few paintings and they appeared to be in limbo with no information available. But the box finally made it to the client and she was thrilled… so there can be happy endings.

Yellowstone (a family trek)

sign
Photo Courtesy: random stranger

Vacation time rolled around and I was fortunate to go to some of the prettiest country around with much of my family! Our ultimate destination was the Wind River Mountains but we took a day to tourist it up in Yellowstone National Park.

lower falls
Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

I have visited the park many times over the years and it is always stunningly beautiful. The number of cars and people in the park these days is the one negative point. It is a strange contrast between the natural beauty and the jostling sea of humanity.

old Faithful
Old Faithful

Old Faithful is still reliable entertainment this eruption was witnessed by well over a thousand people!

bison
The mighty Bison

One of my favorite animals trotted along the road through Hayden Valley. This valley is a massive expanse and one of the greatest places to see bison as they once were. This bull is still shedding it’s winter coat!

 

Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Prismatic Spring

The colors in this spring were amazingly vibrant. This is one of the icons of the park that everyone has seen on the cover of National Geographic and park promotional images. From the walkway you only get a glimpse of the magical colors and how they blend together. From above it would be all the more dramatic!