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.