This was the last watercolor sketch I did in the park on my way to the West Yellowstone Airport to catch a flight back home. I love the loose quality of the marks and brush strokes after non-stop sketching for a long weekend. The location is west of Madison Junction and was done at a pullout next to the Madison River on an early fall morning.
This was my view on a beautiful September evening as I sat on the Old Faithful Lodge porch with my sketchbook and watercolors. (The mountains and sky were done in colored pencil.) It was wonderful experience to visit Yellowstone as nature prepares her for the upcoming winter.
Today is closing day for the The Grand Old Lady and she will sleep for the winter while waiting for her new visitors next spring.