Monday, January 18, 2010


Illustration Friday (theme: "wilderness")

Another one from the files...This watercolor painting was inspired by the Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch mule train, heading up the Kaibab Trail as I was heading down a few years ago. The mule train is the only form of transportation down to the ranch (other than your own two feet), located at the bottom of the canyon near the Colorado River. These faithful and reliable beasts of burden carry everything that goes in and out of the ranch--linens, food, supplies, mail, and garbage. Thanks to them, hundreds of visitors get to enjoy a little taste of the wilderness each year with a warm meal and a soft bed waiting for them at the bottom, one mile straight down in world's most magnificent canyon!

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Rui Sousa said...

Fantastic work, excellent interpretation of the theme of the week!
Would be happy to invite you to visit my site

If you have time you can also see my idea on the theme of the week

Thank you and greetings

Rui Sousa

Manasi Parikh said...


Indigene said...

OH my! This is so beautiful, you've really captured the beauty of the Grand Canyon! I love this!

Caroline said...

This is beautiful - full of texture (which I so wanted to see close up:( !)

cally jane studio said...

Such a beautiful piece!

Janet at New Moon Glass said...

This is gorgeous...The depth and texture are excellent!

Shona Cole said...

wow you are talented! this is really lovely.

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