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Original Creation

Merced River at Yosemite

22 Sep 2022

This is based on an image I found online that someone had painted in a somewhat different style, but I liked the composition. I also note that the Merced river must have been a popular subject, as many other artists (including Bill Alexander - and interestingly even Bob. See image below of a painting I found by Albert Bierstadt of the Merced river and it looks just like Bob's Warm Summer Day!) have painted their versions. I am 99% pleased with how this turned out; as the larger of the 2 small trees gave me some fits. I think I was tired when I got to it and I should have taken a break. 18 x 24.



Great work Pam, lovely detail and depth. I remember a piece by Bill. Bob painted so many rivers that one of his pieces must have been based on this river too.

Beautiful job Pam! Love everything about this!

Wonderful romantic painting! Trees are great just as the path and the river.

Wow, this is like a never-ending story that keeps giving, everywhere you look you notice a subtle difference in colour,shade and texture, the light coming through those right hand trees is so natural, really beautiful picture that could be a photo.

Thank you so much everyone!

Love the trees and the rocks in this one Pam! Beautiful!

Thank you Brian!

Thank you Tom! I believe I have found my style of painting that is most natural for me to achieve the results I want. Back in June I painted a similar landscape (Kern river valley) that I spent several days painting instead of completing it in a single day. That was the first landscape I had ever done that way. I wanted the more realism look that I achieve in my pet portraits. I am wanting to select a JOP episode to paint in this more realist style soon.

Master of Monsters


Thanks Pietro!

Your paintings are absolutely stunning.

Thank you so much Alexandria!

I agree I love the composition as well! Very detailed and beautiful colors. Your trees have great form and detail and love the distant trees as well :)

Thank you Daniel!

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