Mixed media on panel
30 1/4" X 22 1/2" (framed)


Yosemite Valley is a magic place for me.   I hiked up Yosemite Falls when I was about 10 years old and have always been moved by its majesty.   I wanted to capture its noble spirit by paring it down to essentials.    The traditional images of the falls show it as a double fall.   Actually, as the vintage images below illustrate, it is a cascade of a number of small falls which aren't visible in the traditional views.

Where this painting is coming from:

Yosemite Falls, 1859, vintage photo Frederick A. Butman, Yosemite Falls, 1859, oil on canvas

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