Thursday, July 30, 2009

Alaska, part 4

A rough sketch of mountains and more grizzlies

Fireweed, a beautiful wildflower that grows everywhere in Alaska, color not yet added.

In Denali, at the Eielson visitor center, we hiked UP a nearby hill (1000 ft in 1 mile.) The wind was incredibly strong. We took shelter on the lee side to rest, and I painted this while huddled and fighting the wind. It was invigorating. It was also an advantage not to be a photo realist.

Sketches of Mt McKinley from the Eielson visitor center.


Deborah said...

A lot of great sketches here. I hope to cruise up in Alaska some day. Thanks for sharing these. Very inspiring.

Emma Pod said...

What wonderful sketches and memories you've created! Thanks for sharing them. I've always wanted to go on an Alaskan cruise, but haven't managed it yet. One day.....