Tag Archives: Mount Rainier National Park

Picnic table painting

Nice fire in the campground, our ancient folding chairs awaiting. The famous ant tablecloth, a real red-cedar old-growth table. Notice the details: painting, brush can, funky Richeson paint tray, artichoke can for water, tablet with reference photos, little pencil sharpener for those wonderful Dixon black wood pencils that feel like the carbon has oil in it – brae and crackers, glass of red. I only stopped because it was getting too dark to paint in this old forest. 

And then the painting that’s appearing. This one is part of the Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center project and is 12″ high and 330″ wide when it’s installed. It’s being painted on a roll of polypropylene Yupo tree-free paper that I can roll out to where I’m working on it. I don’t know, why go home until October?

And what are we doing the rest of the time? Section hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail is part of it. Avalanche lilies and bear grass in bloom and still some snow drifts to navigate. We just have to make sure they’re all okay.

Thanks for reading this week.
Larry Eifert

Here’s the blog on the web. And here’s my Facebook fan page. I post lots of other stuff there.

Click here to go to our main website – with jigsaw puzzles, prints, interpretive portfolios and lots of other stuff.

Nancy’s web portfolio of stunning photography

And here to go to Virginia Eifert’s website. Her books are now becoming available as Amazon Kindle books.

Old-growth Forest Poster Is Now Available

We’ve now printed my Mount Rainier National Park mural as a 18″x 24″ poster. I spent some time on a different type of design for this, with a really great interpretive key on the back. We’ve already had orders from several big parks, so I’m feeling this is going to work.

Awhile ago, I got to thinking about how posters are used. Hang them up, you can’t see the back, all that backside space lost to the viewers. So, I reworked this to make it so anyone can slam it on a copy machine and get four full sheets of the back that create a nice teaching guide and interpretive key. I’m hoping classes use this, but also people who just want to use the painting as a field guide reference.

The poster back is sectioned off so teachers can photocopy each of four panels and create a lesson plan.

 

And here’s the original painting installed in Mount Rainier National Park. It’s in the main room filled with oiled wood trim and cedar walls, and seems to fit almost like it’s in an art gallery, but guess what, it’s CLOSED because of the SEQUESTER. It’s the nicest visitor center (I think) at that world-class park, and so why would this great country just shut this off, board it up and not allow people to use it at the very busiest season? Let’s see, by doing this, it might staff cuts (people out of work and on unemployment), the non-profit there can’t sell books (meaning private publishers loose money and therefore pay fewer taxes) and artists (us) loose income to pay our printer and and therefore pay fewer taxes.

 

 

But while you may not be able to buy this poster at the Ohanapecosh Visitor Center, you CAN get them from us. Here’s a direct link to our shopping cart. 18″ x 24″ poster for $8.95 each. Help us pay the bill that Mount Rainier’s Ohanapecosh would have helped with!

Thanks for reading this week.
Larry Eifert

Here’s the blog.  And here’s my Facebook fan page. I post lots of other stuff there.

Click here to go to our main website – with jigsaw puzzles, prints, interpretive portfolios and lots of other stuff.

Nancy’s web portfolio of photographs

And Click here to go to Virginia Eifert’s website. Her books are now becoming available as Amazon Kindle books.