A Seat by the Firehole
"A Seat by the Firehole"
Watercolor and Gouache on Fabriano 140lb. HP Paper
9.75" x 14"
framed in a deep gallery maple frame, float-mounted on a cream museum quality mat
Part of my TeaScape series. It also introduces a chair as some of my older works have done, in addition to the tea package transfer, and there's evidence of tea staining on the surface of the painting.
The location depicts the Firehole River in Yellowstone, as it meanders towards Old Faithful.
Why the chair? I'm interested in the juxtaposition of the manmade in the environment, and I see the chair as representing both an emptiness as well as a space to hold a person - so it's sort of an invitation into the landscape. This piece was juried into the Yellowstone Art Museum's Art Auction 52, held in March of 2020.