Thursday, July 15, 2010

BRIDALVEIL FALLS, YOSEMITE, 8X6, OIL


More paintings from my recent trip to California.  Bridalveil Falls is just one of many majestic sites at Yosemite National Park.  Massive amounts of water falling almost 4,000 feet is an incredible sight, but even more incredible is that it is just one of many falls and stunning mountain scenes that you will see in every direction.  John Muir, an early pioneer, is responsibile for mapping out the park, which is around the size of Rhode Island.  He had a vision, and wanted to save this for generations to come.  Thank you , Mr. Muir for your foresite.  He made this park possible, the first time in the history of our country that land came under national protection.  Sad to say that even before this could happen, the settlers were cutting down massive Sequoia trees over 2,000 years old!

7 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Beautifully done, Carol. I can see where they got the name.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Your composition and color scheme give one the sense of size and grandeur of the scene, even on a small canvas. Nicely done! And I loved the sea lion. Great colors, he really looks like he is enjoying basking in the sun!

suzanneberry said...

This is just so powerful and lovely, beautifully done!

LindaHunt said...

I love this painting!! It has such a nice feeling to it.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Don"t you just love this place. I want to go so bad. You really get the power and strength of the waterfall to come across in your painting.

Karen Bruson said...

Beautiful violets in the rocks. Great movement, too.

Anita Stoll said...

Living in the foothills of Yosemite and having backpacked in it for many years. I know the park intimately. I have to say that this painting is one of the best I've seen of Bridalveil falls. Your unique impression communicates the beauty and grandeur brilliantly.

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