Sunday, November 7, 2010

Yosemite Sketchbook

Although I didn't do any plein air painting while traveling in the Sierra Nevadas, I did take my sketchbook and captured a few images in it. I sketched this composition while sitting on the rocks at Taft Point, a great overlook high above Yosemite Valley. From this vantage point, about 8,000 feet above sea level, I could see my host hotel, Yosemite Lodge, about 3,000 feet below. From here I hiked to Sentinel Dome (about 2.3 miles away), and ended this day hiking a section of the Four-Mile Trail at Glacier Point.

"Taft Point, Yosemite National Park." Pen on paper, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Completed October 2010.

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