“Rocky Shore”

“Rocky Shore”

9 x 6″ watercolor/arches
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Howdy!  I am back from a much needed break and I had such a wonderful time!  We went camping up by the Seeley – Swan Valley, north of here.  It was SO beautiful!  We did some hiking, fishing (my husband) and painting (me!)
This little watercolor I did from the west shore of Lake Alva looking toward the Swan Range.  My husband dropped me off here, while he canoed down the lake to do some fly fishing.  I was painting away, when suddenly I realized I was sitting right in the middle of a huckleberry patch.  Yummy to be sure, but this area is prime grizzly bear habitat!!  And grizzlies in Montana, LOVE their huckleberries. I had a brief case of the “woods willies” but then relaxed and got lost in my painting.

  The situation reminded me of this illustration by John Potter, from the cover of Jim and Narda Wilcox’s book, The Artist’s Book of Excuses (And How Not to need Them)

2 Comments
  • Deborah Ross
    Posted at 13:16h, 05 August Reply

    I’m glad that didn’t happen to you, Deb! I’m so happy that you’re back because I enjoy reading every addition to your blog and seeing your work. Your watercolor is beautiful. Wish I could see Montana (not in the winter, though. Tough going in the snow with a wheelchair) 🙂

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 19:11h, 07 August Reply

    glad you’re safe Deb. We’ve had some weird things here in Canada with black bears lately, unpredictable things…

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