Back to Colorado National Monument

09/26/17 Tuesday at Grand Junction, CO

This morning we took a breather and I did our wash at a great laundromat in Grand Junction: Clean and Simple Laundry. I got everything done in 1 hour, with lots of help from the lady attendant. They’ll even (for a fee) have a drop in feature. You drop off your laundry, they have it clean and folded when you return.

After our lunch we finished our exploration of the Colorado National Monument.

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Independence Monument – where someone climbs up and places our US flag on top on July 4th. They’ve done this for about 100 years.

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Erosion created these coke oven /beehive looking structures.

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Artist’s Point

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Fallen Rock – It’s slow fall, via erosion, has been happening over centuries.


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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