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October 6, 2013 October 6, 2013

Filed under: Daily Post,Drawings — lindahalcombfineart @ 6:34 am
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Old Faithful of the West

Old Faithful of the West

Who knew that were two Old Faithful Geysers? This one in the Napa Valley is in a beautiful (if a bit commercialized) setting. It is located near Calistoga, California and you can learn more by clicking here. It is not as large or impressive as Yellowstone but is still quite a sight to see and it erupts more frequently. It sits in the middle of a quiet pool and the blow hole is surrounded by rocks. The water is filled with flickering green light from the vegetation. It was very peaceful to sit quietly while completing this sketch. There were very few visitors and the sound of the geyser erupting was gentle and rhythmic. For this sketch I used a combination of colored pencil and watercolor.

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6 Responses to “October 6, 2013”

  1. lesliepaints Says:

    Cool sketch and I did not know there were two “Old Faithfuls”!

  2. Carol King Says:

    Who knew? Very cool how you were able to get the spray of the water.

    • Linda Halcomb Says:

      This was a struggle and took the most time. I finally just did the sketch without the spray and then used white watercolor to dab over the landscape.

  3. Your art brings back memories of when I lived in northern California.

    • Linda Halcomb Says:

      That’s why I decided to take my sketchbook and I wrote notes all around my sketches. 10 years from now I will be able to visualize all of it. Sigh…


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