Saturday, September 29, 2012

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Grand Prismatic Pool

Grand Prismatic Pool
Yellowstone National Park

I have been wanting to paint scenes from Yellowstone National Park for years. 
It has been difficult to do since I live in the Pacific Northwest and teach classes on how to paint the beautiful landscape here. As much as I love this area, I also love Yellowstone. It is not only close to where my family resides but it is where we often holiday. It is such a grand and epic place. It also has a wonderful history with  watercolor. It was Thomas Moran's watercolor sketches and paintings that helped convince congress to make it the first National Park in the world. 
This past summer while I was in school, I continued to explore my passion to paint portraits and landscapes.
I gave myself permission to finally paint Yellowstone.


Studio at the Farm said...

Oh, Leslie, it was worth the wait. What a phenomenal painting!!!!!

RH Carpenter said...

What a great painting! It truly captures the otherworldliness of the place. So glad you gave yourself permission to do this even though it's not your surrounding landscape - sometimes, a place touches us and we just have to depict it and/or return to it.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Kathryn! I completely agree. Now I want to paint more only bigger!!

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Rhonda, I am glad you think so. Yellowstone has a special place in my heart.

Nancy Goldman said...

This is so beautiful Leslie. You've really captured the feeling of the heat and steam rising. Your colors are wonderful too.

Gillian Olson said...

Gorgeous painting Leslie, hope you have a great time in Spain.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Nancy! It always nice to hear your comments. Gillian, I am sure I will have a fabulous time. You will no doubt hear all about it when I get back.

Wendy Mould said...

Lovely work Leslie. The colours are so alive. Have fun on your trip to Spain, one of these days I will have to do it.

warren samodio said...

Leslie. You are truly a gifted person and every people here including me really appreciated your work. Thanks a lot.

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