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Whether you enjoy an occasional libation or just prefer a glass of water - everyone should visit the Old Faithful Inn’s Bear Pit lounge.
The room’s wood décor is well crafted and hosts a variety of etched designs. The bar is flanked by exceptional sand blasted glass panels that portray animals in a variety of lounge activities. They’re reproductions of the original sand blasted wood panels that hung in the Inn’s earlier, post prohibition, bar.
I’m not a regular customer, but I’ve spent time in the bar. On one such occasion, my wife and I caught sight of a chipmunk. He was a busy little fellow, running back and forth between the rear exit door and the bar —undetected by anyone but us. From our vantage point it was difficult to tell what he was up too, but we ventured a guess he’d found the bar’s stash of nuts.
FIRE FIGHTIN' -N- FISHIN'
(watercolor on paper)
Shortly after releasing my print Air Operations an art collector/fire fighter mentioned in passing - not to forget helitac crews in future paintings. I remembered hearing tales of helicopters reaching their targets and dropping fish as well as water on the fire. I instantly knew this curious aspect of using such aircraft would be part of my final composition. So began the daunting task of collecting all the references I needed to complete the painting the way I saw it in my mind's eye.
The cliffs in the painting make up the eastern shore of King Fisher Island on the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Utah. The island's western slopes have experienced a variety of fires throughout the years. Most recently, attempts at prescribed burns have been done to help improve the habitat for the area's bighorn sheep population.
BASE CAMP NURSERY
(watercolor on paper)
My concept for Base Camp Nursery is the direct result of several influences. The first being a story my mother told of how, on her parents sheep ranch, she had fed an orphan fawn just as she did the bum lambs. As a child, when visiting my grandparents, I too had the opportunity of feeding several lambs. I remember barely being able to hold onto the bottle; those little buggers mean business when they're hungry.
Secondly, while bidding on a commission painting for a large catering company, one of the business co-founders shared a story about how his company helped feed a rescued fawn on a fire several years earlier. Stories of firefighters having contact with wildlife vary but are fairly common, with the most notable being the story of Smoky Bear.
Last, but certainly not least, there are women working in every facet of the wild land fire scene. I intend to include them in my paintings whenever possible; Base Camp Nursery can be considered my first installment.
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