Sunday, July 27, 2014

No. 466 & 467 Dry Falls

Sunset on Crescent Bar - Mini
Plein Air
Oil on Canvas Panel
3" x 5" 
Forgot to add this one earlier. It's amazing how different the landscape is on either side of the mountains.

Dry Falls State Park - Plein Air
Oil on Linen Panel
5" x 7"
I have lived in Washington most of my life but have never visited this amazing geological formation before. There is a great visitor center at the overlook where you can learn how the falls formed during the last ice age.
The state parks website has this to say about Dry Falls, "In the heart of the Grand Coulee lies one of the natural wonders of North America - the Dry Falls cataract. This 3.5-mile-wide chasm of basalt, with a drop of 400 feet, was left high and dry thousands of years ago as the last of several Ice Age floods swept through the Grand Coulee. This is one of the most extraordinary landscapes to be found along the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail.
If you happen to be in the Grand Coulee area, this is a must see.

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