Yellowstone National Park
Happy Independence Day!
To celebrate the birth of my country, I decided to put up another Yellowstone painting.
Yellowstone National Park was not only the first place in the US to be preserved and recognized as a national park, it is the first one in the world.
Yellowstone was recognized by Congress in 1872 with the help of a watercolorist, Thomas Moran.
Moran journeyed to the region just to capture the place in paint.
These paintings were then presented to Congress to convince them that all the stories of the natural wonders were real. It obviously worked.
For that is the power of art.