Painting in Denali National Park is?an exciting challenge, what with the wildlife, variable weather, and interested onlookers.

I have always made the trip in September, for the fall colors and usually sunny weather. In addition, the Alaska Range is visible more days than not. I am posting these photos to give you an idea of?the realities and possibilities?of painting in Denali National Park.


At our campsite in Wonder Lake campground, view of Denali about 6 AM


Outside Eielson Visitors Center, painting the valley of the Thorofare River

Below: On a hillock covered with blueberry bushes, overlooking Wonder Lake


14Taking shelter from the rain, on the porch of a lodge at Kantishna


On the side of the road overlooking Savage River, just before the bridge



Painting at the Polychrome Pass overlook, my 4th day there.


The first arrivals of a large group of Dall rams

I am indebted to many people who took photos of me while I worked, especially my fellow Alaska painter Mary Bee Kaufman. Mary Bee is a gifted photographer and ?painter. We camped and painted together on two memorable trips. She has worked in and near the park for many years.

Other photos on this page were taken by Rob Chambers and Steve DuBois, two park visitors who kindly sent me their pictures.

You can see more photos from my Denali adventures at this post.


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