The Tuolumne

From April 2020, for a year, I posted on Facebook a painting each day as a brief diversion from the lockdowns and other bad news this year. Neglecting my weblog, I’ll post in the coming days some of my better posts. Some of these paintings are still available.

“The Tuolumne”, 24×12, oil on canvas 

A rolling, open meadow set in Yosemite’s high country, Tuolumne Meadows embodies the high-country of the Sierra Nevada. The largest subalpine meadow in the Sierra Nevada, it is surrounded by soaring granite domes set off by stands of Western White pine, Mountain hemlock, and Lodgepole pine.  

The Lyell Fork, and Dana Fork flow out of the surrounding peaks and merge in the colorful meadows forming the Tuolumne River. After the confluence of the forks in Tuolumne Meadows, the river meanders calmly for the first few miles, then quickly changes as the river leaves the meadows and drops over Tuolumne Falls and White Cascades. 

Visiting and camping in and near the wonderful meadow many times, it is one of my favorite places in the high Sierra. From the “nowe wi?zienie studyjne” is a painting in the fall of the mighty river during the low water season, another one of the ‘Vertical Water” series I add to from time to time.