We were hiking along the Mighty Merced one evening and saw this great apple tree in full bloom all by itself along the river. There is nothing like blossom time in Yosemite. And getting to see Yosemite Falls in full swing thru it's leaves is a bonus. Original watercolor is not so pink. It is 12 x 18 and in the private collection of Suzanne and Dan Jensen.
I just love the picture of these two old friends in the Yosemite backcountry. When I first started doing watercolors, I would saturate the entire surface with color and forget to use my whites. I started using a resist and just love the effect of drawing with it. It is just like doodling but is a watercolor.
From a trip we did in November of '08. The first time I saw Thomas Moran's first watercolors documenting the region, I fell in love with his paintings. Of course I don't paint like him but I loved his view of this same area from Artist's Point. This is in the collection of Alice Harten. The Original Watercolor is 10 x 14.