High Sierra Lake

Since April 2020 I have 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.

“High Sierra Lake”, 11×14, oil on panel

Much of the Sierra mountain range is impassable unless you are on foot or horse. Early pioneers crossing the plains in wagon trains heading to California always raced to ensure they made it to the Sierra before the first snow fall. The story of the Donner Party who missed the weather window is legendary.

There are 6 mountain passes in the Sierra range easily driven by car, at least not in winter. From south to north are Highways 120 (Tioga Pass), Hwy 108 (Sonora Pass), Hwy 4 (Ebbetts Pass), Hwy 88 (Carson Pass), Hwy 50 (Echo Pass), and Interstate 80 (Donner Pass). Top of my bucket list is to hop on the Harley, and spend a week or so going up Hwy 395 along the Eastern Sierra, and transverse every pass.  

Today’s offering from the “Studio Bounding” is an old favorite of a little lake up Ebbetts Pass called Mosquito Lake.

Big Sur Cove

Since April 2020 I have 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.

“Big Sur Cove”, 24×18, oil on canvas

June 29,2020  Saturday I posted a short video of a motorcycle ride along the Big Sur coast. I have taken several rides along this spectacular coast during the virus craziness just to get out of the house. Haven’t heard of anyone catching anything just breezing along on a motorcycle! We always drive by this Rocky Creek Bridge scene, today’s offering from the “Studio Clink”.

Land of Legends

Since April 2020 I have 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.

“Land of Legends”, 28×22, acrylic on board

Continuing yesterday’s American Indian lore theme from the “Studio Quarantine”…

Spider Rock stands with awesome dignity and beauty over 800 feet high in Arizona’s colorful Canyon de Chelly National Park (pronounced da Shay). According to Navajo legend, the magnificent spire is named after Spider Woman who lives at Spider Rock in Canyon De Chelly. She was first to weave the web of the universe. She taught…well, you read the rest of the story here…  https://www.navajorug.com/…/spider-rock-center-of-the…

In the early 80’s I took off in a little RV for a 6 month journey all over the southwest United States, It was also during one of the most severe winters they had in quite some time, so got to see the region much differently than most. This acrylic painting is one of the products of that trip, and although my style has changed quite a bit, it’s still an old favorite as it brings back so many memories, and I still have the painting.

Glacial Falls

Since April 2020 I have 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.

“Glacial Falls”, 30×40, acrylic on canvas, available

June 19, 2020 Today begins the eleventh week of my daily posting of one of my paintings as a brief diversion from the virus bad news. That’s over 77 paintings (some days I posted several), and am not close to exhausting the supply, nor synonyms for the word ‘prison’! I greatly appreciate all the likes and comments! BTW, many of the paintings are still available if interested.  

Today, many businesses in my area will be allowed to reopen in limited capacity, and much of the country is in the same process.

Anybody want me to continue these daily postings?

That said, today’s offering from the “Studio Clink” is an old acrylic favorite of a waterfall in Glacier National Park. It is still the painting I use on my website home page. It was painted from a photo I took in the early 80’s, but after much research, cannot find the name or exact location of the falls.

“Glacial Falls”, 30×40, acrylic on canvas, available

Lewis Falls

Since April 2020 I have 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.

“Lewis Falls”, 8×16, acrylic on board

Lewis Falls, located near the southern entrance to Yellowstone National Paris, is one of the first roadside stops visitors encounter. Named for Meriwether Lewis of the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Lewis River drops 30 feet over a broad ledge. 

Having been by there a number of times in all seasons, most people don’t see it in winter. Today’s offering from the “Studio Hold” is a winter scene of this beautiful falls.