Yellowstone Canyon

Pastel on Hardboard
20" x 24"
© 2014 Gary Huber
Yellowstone River has carved a deep canyon through soft colorful volcanic rock in Yellowstone National Park near Canyon Village. This pastel landscape painting is from the Ribbon Lake trailhead at Artist's Point. It's one of my somewhat experimental paintings in that I've pushed the color to help dramatize the beautiful light that fills the canyon and is reflected from one wall to the other, all disappearing downstream into a blue haze.
10th Mile High International Exhibition and Sale, Pastel Society of Colorado, Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado, 2014