Day of Rest and Rain

9/12/16 (Monday) in West Yellowstone, MT ( Yellowstone Holiday RV Campground – $42/night, N side)

Ah, our self subscribed day off. I spent it cleaning up my photos, writing and posting the last few days to the blog, and cleaning house. John spent it recalculating our trip for fall of 2017, to include South Dakota to see friends and visit more National Parks.

Quiet evening.  It’s supposed to be freezing tonight.  Cody, our next city,  may be colder than it is here…

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About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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