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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Yankee Boy Basin Wildflowers...Trip of a Lifetime!

'Yankee Boy Meadow'    20x20   pastel   ©Karen Margulis

'Meadow Dreams'       20x20        pastel 
Before I started to paint I considered myself an amateur photographer. I took classes and used slide film  and lusted after lenses for my camera.  I also studied photography magazines and books and had a list of places I wanted to visit. One of these places was Yankee Boy Basin near Ouray Colorado. I wanted to visit in July at the peak of wildflower season. I had admired the photos taken at this spot and wanted to see the wildflowers for myself.  I wasn't dissappointed!

We took a jeep tour up to Yankee Boy Basin and that was definitely a wild ride!  At the top our driver let us off to wanted the meadow and take photos.  It was amazing!  I took so many photos that I haven't even scratched the surface of painting possibilities.  The paintings in today's post are commissions I did for a collector who also has great memories of Yankee Boy Basin. They were a lot of fun to paint since they are larger than I usually paint at 20x20 each!

If you are looking for a wonderful personal holiday gift, consider commissioning a painting of a favorite landscape. I can work from your photos. Contact me for more information. I will be taking a few more commissions for the holiday season.


Kathleen said...

Gorgeous colors! Very beautifully done.

Cindy said...

Simple, colorful - these make me happy. Well done.