Art by Jeff Knecht

Yellowstone Campsite

08 Sep 2009

My artistic output this past month has been–shall we say–light. In part, this was due to the planning and preparation for a two-week camping trip out west.

I had great plans for drawing and painting for hours at a time. But the reality of camping in Yellowstone and Custer State Park (South Dakota) was that we were either driving, hiking, sight-seeing, or cooking/eating/washing-up almost every waking hour. We did manage to shoot close to 1400 photographs while we were out there (hooray for digital photography! I would NOT want to pay for all that film to be developed), so maybe I’ll try drawing from some of the pics we snapped.

I did manage to spend one afternoon painting at our campsite. This was our home for most of the trip.