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Thursday, April 10, 2014

"I" is for Interesting National Parks Photos



"Avalanche Creek on Trail of the Cedars in Glacier National Park" ©Mary Montague Sikes
Since Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior is the only "I" park, I've chosen Interesting National Parks photos that I'd like to paint for today's post. Isle Royale is isolated, has harsh weather, and looks difficult to reach, so we probably will not get there. However, it was once the site of a resort community and copper mining.

During our park travels, which have been limited thus far, I have taken many photographs that I long to paint. The Trail of the Cedars in Glacier was especially picturesque. Other promising pictures are also from Glacier and from Yellowstone National Park. Here are a few I might consider for pastels or acrylics:


"On Lake McDonald" (Glacier) ©MMSikes


Yellowstone National Park ©Mary Montague Sikes
Yellowstone National Park ©Mary Montague Sikes

 

5 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Any of them would make an excellent painting. I really like the colors in that last one.

Julie Flanders said...

Interesting and beautiful too. I think the top one is my favorite.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Alex, I especially like that one.

Julie, that spot on the trail in Glacier was magical. I really want to paint it.

Fanny Barnes Thornton said...

I only wish I could paint. I have so many things going now, there's not enough time to practice, and I'd need the practice because I don't believe I have the talent.
I think all of the photos would make good paintings, but I'd like to see the depth in that creek one.
Thank you for commenting on my blog, Mary.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

My mother used to say, "You can't do everything." We like to try though, don't we, Fanny? I'm going to tackle the creek soon. Thanks for visiting.