Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wandering the West 2010 - Yellowstone National Park

These are small sketchbook drawings worked up in mixed media of watercolor, graphite and colored pencil.The largest is double-paged  5" X 7" and the smallest at about 2" square. They were all plein-aire artworks and all done in the field 
Herds of buffalo gathering together by the hundreds moving via a narrow forest ridge to pasture in the Lamar Valley

Buffalo getting a steam bath from open boiling hot mud pots and steam vents

Steaming hot mineral pool & dead lodgepole pines killed by the intense heat of the water


Monday, August 23, 2010

Wandering the West 2010 - Glacier National Park

Twisting Cedar trees, Avenue of the Cedars, Montana
Clemet Peak logan Pass, Glacier NP
View from deep in the Highline Trails
Indian Paintbrush & lupine & lots of burnt trees, Poleridge,
Grinell Peak & Glacier, Garden Wall, Highline Trail
High granite ridge above Avalanche Lake

Wandering 2010 - Gayle & Mr Dans Ranch, Montana

The Goldens and Borders
Stanp mill,ore silo & shack in 1880s silver mine ghost town. Granite, Montana
Aspen trees and daisy meadow
Deep ravine meadow and aspen groves, Montana