This day was a very long day… we woke up at 4:45 am to catch our bus at 5:30. There is a lottery system for individual cars going through Denali National Park – so most people have to be bused. We had a number of stops where we could take photos — but there was so many absolutely perfect views that I wanted to stop more than we did. I was tempted to bring my paints and I’m glad I didn’t. All of our stops were only 10 minutes and – it was cold. Especially when we got up to the tundra elevations. I must admit, I’m in love with Denali. The tundra is a feast for the eyes that I never got tired of looking at.
We arrived at the visitors center about 1:30 had lunch and then waited for our train to bring us to Fairbanks. Luckily, our luggage had been brought to our room so the minute I got to the room, I set up my paints.
There wasn’t enough room around the beds, so I set-up in the mini-kitchen right by the front door. Hey.. it worked! I’ve actually been surprised at the areas I had been painting in… bad lighting, tiredness, but I kept going.
This piece is oil on cradled board, 6″ x 4″ and painted with a palette knife – no brush!