Yosemite Falls Road Trip

Yosemite Falls April 8, 2013

I had a two hour window to make a decision on how I would paint the Yosemite Falls for my client. Now, even though I'm use to teaching and demonstrating plein air painting techniques,  I did my best to conceal myself in some trees alongside the road to limit exposure to the hoards of tourists. My strategy worked somewhat. I spent almost two hours painting in awe of the scene before me, attempting to capture the sunlight as it moved across the granite walls. Somewhere in Korea and China this image exist in some tourist's photo album. The ripples go out...


Work in progress, with client, Jim Worthen. Photo: Rob Rafelli