The next experience was similarly sleepless in a parking lot near Artists' Point in the Yellowstone accompanied by my wife and an acrobatic Great Pyrenees with paws the size of catcher's mitts. Every animal sound within ear shot was translated into a trampling leap from front to side to back of the Econoline van which served as house and home for the trip. Finally at sunrise we wandered down the path to the lookout and watched the most incredible display of light crawl down the canyon walls warming both body and soul with sulfur yellows, crimsons and deep purples. Again, I vowed to return to paint this time as I had graduated from the ACS some years before.
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone - 30 x 40 oil
Shoshone River Canyon- oil
Canyon Pools - plein air gouache - 3" x 5"