Barnes Creek Trail – Shadows

 

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Barnes Creek Trail – Shadows. This ORIGINAL painting is acrylic on board, 6″ x 9″ and $145 framed.
The custom frame has a triple liner and glass. Shipping adds just a bit more depending on your zone. This is the original painting, NOT a print. Also, I have several other frame styles if you so choose.
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Barnes-Creek-Trail-Shadows-framed

A little back story: A few weeks ago we hiked Barnes Creek Trail in Olympic National Park, the extension of the shorter Marymere Falls Trail. On the way back, we saw late afternoon sun streaming across the creek and lighting up this area – like a spotlight. I thought, “Oh, a painting.” About a zillion tourists take that shorter trail to the falls. “Make it?”, asked one more-than-hefty person in the parking lot when we came out. But forget that waterfall-stuff on the kid’s trail, if you go past the tourist trail sign to the falls, Barnes Creek Trail goes upslope for some miles, an almost forgotten bit of lovely. In a bit the trail passes over a ridge and then drops to a really wonderful bridge that I just have to show you. It’s built of two trees, downed just perfectly to span the 200′ across the water. Nice job – Park Service!

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Thanks for reading this week.
Larry Eifert

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The Way Trail

Obstruction_waytrail

Sorry, it’s sold.

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It’s called “The Way Trail” because it’s not a normally-maintained path. The best trails are way trails, and it’s another from my alpine experiences this summer. That’s the Bailey Range in Olympic National Park, meadows around Obstruction Point and near the little lake we call “Lake Nancy” (since it’s not named on any map, we’re calling it this after you-know-who).  We were up there recently and watched the sky turn orange before sunset, which seemed to match the late-summer paintbrush still in bloom at our feet. It was a soft memory, the kind I love to paint.

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This ORIGINAL painting is varnished acrylic on linen canvas, 6″ x 9″ and $145 framed.
I have other frames if you’d like and shipping adds just a bit more depending on your zone. This is the original painting, NOT a print.

 

And, I still have last week’s painting available and will give a discount if you buy both. See last week’s here. All the other eight I recently posted are sold – sorry.

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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 beautiful photographs

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

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Royal Basin – The Upper Trail

Royal-Basin-Upper-Trail

Sorry, it’s sold.

Another original painting in this current series of Olympic Mountain images. This has been an amazing summer of backpacking and day-hiking for us, and memories of some of it are reappearing in my studio. It’s been many years since we’ve been in the mountains so much, and we’re enjoying it as long as it lasts into the Fall. These paintings are like a fond memory, which, I think, makes for good art. They tell stories back to me of places I’ve found and love.

 

Past Royal Lake, ‘up the hill’ from where we live, the main trail goes upslope through an open, flower-studded forest before it reaches alpine meadows. It’s about 7 miles and 3500′ uphill from the trailhead, so it sure isn’t a day hike. I love this gentle area and wish I could return every time I think of it. Early morning, long shadows, hints of the jagged Needles on Gray Wolf Ridge in the background. For me, life doesn’t get any better than this. As I recently heard someone say, “There a LOT of God up there”.

Royal-Basin-Upper-Trail-framed

This ORIGINAL painting is acrylic on board, 6″ x 9″ and $145 framed.
The custom frame has a triple liner and glass, and if you want to swap this frame out of another, we can also do that. Shipping adds just a bit more depending on your zone. This is the original painting, NOT a print.
Email us for details.

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 beautiful photographs

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

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Wilson’s Warbler Study

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This painting is still available as of Tuesday, August 26 at 8am PDT. Email me if you’re interested. SORRY, IT’S SOLD.

We have a little pond, an important water source this time of year for all sorts of wildlife – squirrels, deer, probably bear and bobcat, our local cougar – and these little summer warblers tend to hang there too. This male was flitting around near the little waterfall I contrived to make the water unstable for mosquitoes, and watched him as he got himself soaked with a misstep. I thought it a might be a nice painting (before he got soaked).

 

Wilsons-warbler-framed

This ORIGINAL painting is acrylic on board, 6″ x 9″ and $145 framed.
The custom frame is included, and has a triple mat and glass. Shipping adds just a bit more depending on your zone. This is the original painting, NOT a print.
Email us for details.

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 beautiful photographs

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

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Winter Wren Study

Winter-Wren

 This painting was sold before it hit the blog, but I wanted to post it anyway.

Saw this little guy in the broken fir right out the studio window. I love these little birds with their cocked short tails and big heads, a sizzling voice that just goes on and on, like a kettle on the stove but more musical. They defend their little forest area from all comers, even me if I get too close. I’ve had them actually jump on my boot, as if a bird that weighs less than an ounce can have some effect on an intrusive boot.

 

Winter-Wren-framed

 

 

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 beautiful photographs

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

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