This January I set my sights on finishing the NW7. In July I drove over 6600 miles to capture the great Northwest. It was my last, long "Easel on Down the Road" trip and it contained equal amounts of adventure, excitement and discomfort. I was concerned that I would not be able to connect to these paintings after so much time had passed but as soon as I restarted each one, my feet were back on location. I stayed as true as I could to the original colors and shapes. Here they are, in the order that I painted them.
Flathead Lake, Montana
Nez Pierce National Forest, Idaho
Orcas Island, Washington
Sea Lion Caves, Oregon
Shasta National Forest, California
Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming
In two days I leave for Hawaii, my very last state. I am excited for the trip but quite sad to be almost done!