Hidden Valley 2016

I completed this painting after visiting Yosemite Park with a couple girlfriends in June 2016.    At the time I enjoyed reading about John Muir who was a popular nature writer in his day and is now referred to as the “Father of National Parks”, being instrumental in the establishment of Yosemite as a national park in 1890.

For reference I used images from pathways we walked around the falls and also from huge areas of burnt forest we passed through when entering the park.  In the summer of 2018 the park was even evacuated due to fires.  This painting is about difficulty and trials that we often pass through on the trail to a better, maybe even spectacular, place – a hidden valley.

Original:  12″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas, framed:  $795

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