I was accepted into the Yosemite Renaissance show this year, so went to attend the opening reception with a short visit to Yosemite Valley. Of course, I’ll use any excuse to visit Yosemite, as if I need one!
https://groups.csail.mit.edu/cap/wiki/data/media/?july=help-with-writing-a-rhetorical-analysis-essay&or=129 The art reception went well. The show is very eclectic with everything from abstract to photography to textiles to sculpture. It was a strong show, and my painting was probably the most traditional, quiet painting there…which is fine with me!
http://conyersrockdalelibrary.org/study/costco-summer-paper-plates.html The weather forecast kept changing, but as it turned out, it was clear sunny weather the entire time, but cold! Upon arrival to the valley, I started the above painting, but after recently recovering from a mild case of pneumonia, didn’t want to push it, so only got about half done and finished it when I got back to the studio. I wanted to do a plein air piece which would fit in my recent ‘vertical water’ series, so did a painting of Yosemite Falls reflecting in the Merced River. This is the ninth in the “vertical water” series, but so far the only plein air piece and a little smaller than the others which you can see here.
https://groups.csail.mit.edu/cap/wiki/data/media/?july=wall-paper-corona-beer-parrot-summer&or=129 The remainder of the visit I just walked and drove around soaking up the scenery.
http://conyersrockdalelibrary.org/study/my-summer-memories-essay.html Here is a short video of the trip. I had posted some pictures to Facebook, and got a lot of comments on how clear the water is, so much of the video is of the water in the valley.