Thursday, November 13, 2008

Flooding and Hiking--A year at the Nisqually River--Original Oil Painting

The Nisqually River tumbles off the Nisqually Glacier which resides on the side of Mount Rainier, a dormant volcano in Washington State. In the spring and summer this area provides wonderful opportunities for hiking, camping, and whitewater rafting. The course of the river often changes in the winter months as the run off from snow and rain increases. In 2006 during a winter storm, the river chopped off a chunk of the road that takes visitors up the mountain. With the time and effort of many people, the road was finally reconstructed delighting outdoorsmen and lovers of the mountain. This week, to the dismay of many, another recent storm has inflated the river. Visitors higher on the mountain had to be evacuated as the river once again roiled across the road. This little 5x7 inch oil painting was inspired by the Nisqually River and the beauty that surrounds it. The paint is thick and heavily textured. Brushwork and paint strokes can be viewed closely here. Click here to purchase. $50.00 plus $6.50 shipping to US addresses.
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3 comments:

Femin Susan said...

I don't know how to express the beauty.

HoneyBearBeads said...

oh my...your paintings are gorgeous!!

Nancy Merkle said...

Thank you--it is one of my favorite places to visit!