This painting is currently at the R Gallery, 2027 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado.
Visual art is constantly evolving. The only common denominator is the expression of human thoughts, ideas, and feelings. Is there a next step? Can there be art without humans?
This very distant view is from the Bluff Overlook in the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, just south of Alamosa, Colorado.
Early Fall near Alamosa campground in Rio Grande National Forest.
Apparently, Keeps Mill was a stop on an alternative route around Mt. Hood on the Oregon trail. If that’s true, how people got wagons in and out of here, I do not know. The hillsides rise quite quickly from both sides of the river. The White River flows from the White Glacier on Mt Hood. Keeps Mill is a primitive, secluded campground at the end of Forest Road 2120 (note to self: Watch for speed bump at end of pavement). The last mile is down a rocky, narrow, steep, exposed hillside. Did I mention a really tight switchback and talus fields?
A nice place to relax within an easy drive from Alamosa; dirt road is sketchy in places though. This view is from the Bluff Overlook. I drew this on my iPad.
Lots of Trilliums (trillia?) were in bloom in Forest Park on my hike last week.
Watercolor of the “St Jons Bridge” section of the trail – all uphill.