I guess I needed a bit of a break from the blog. That, and we have been super busy creating our mixed media, and fine art photography pieces for this winters art shows. But, I missed you guys.
We have been creating some pretty exciting art. I had an idea in my head of how this new fine art photography was going to look when we started making the large pieces. But, not every plan works out in real life. What I thought would look good, didn’t, so we went with a better idea. Thankfully, I am married to an artist, and together we can come up with some pretty good stuff.
Just about everything we have made this year is big. 24 x 36, 20 x 30, or 16 x 20 photos. Al made wood panels larger than the prints, then the real magic happened.
Around each photo we have textured, and painted to match the image. This is where Al has been invaluable. His knowledge of finishes, and paints has been what makes this work.
We left South Dakota last Tuesday. The weather was pretty yucky the whole time, so we were glad to go. We got our drivers licences taken care of though, so we are good for another 5 years.
We spent that night at Independence Rock in Wyoming, which we have done before. It’s a rest stop, a historical place, and a nice place for an evening walk. The wind was blowing hard all night, yep…that part of Wyoming gets the wind, and we were ready to hit the road early in the morning.
When we got to Green River, we decided to do something we have always wanted, and that was to find the wild horses in the area. I did some reading and learned that going on the Wild Horse loop road is best if started in Green River. The road goes through the back country, and connects in Rock Springs. Of course we had the RV, but the dirt road looked really good, so off we went.
We tried to find a place to unhook, and leave the RV but didn’t have any luck. The area is hilly, with the road doing a steady uphill climb, so no flat spots anywhere.
Our final week or so in the Tetons was spent looking for wildlife, and enjoying the scenery. The Tetons are a never ending source of beauty for me. Sunrise, sunset, heck…..even mid-day, they are gorgeous.
One evening we decided to walk to one of our favorite spots, and the clouds were looking pretty promising for a nice sunset.
Sunrise is really the very best time for the Tetons, as they are to the west. Waking up early to get to where you want to be is a must. Schwabacher landing is a favorite sunrise spot, especially when the leaves start turning golden.