Study of Mammoth Hot Springs
This summer is my last summer for working on my Masters of Art Education degree.
At the end of last summer I finally figured out what I wanted to do for my thesis project. I have wanted to paint Yellowstone National Park for many years and decided that now was the time. My family has had countless holidays to the park and I feel like through all the moving around, it has been a constant in my life.
This past year, I have worked on painting memories of the park and discovering what about this region inspires me .
This study of Mammoth Hot Springs is one such memory.
It is from a time where my parents took me and my children (who were small at the time) to visit the springs.
Although it was a cloudy, overcast day, it was wonderful to be there and I was extremely camera happy.
Along with the melting ice cream cones and the lounging elk, we saw a small original Thomas Moran watercolor almost hidden away inside the museum.