Idaho Ranch

“Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.”
– Isak Dinesen

Idaho Ranch – 5″ x 8″ Watercolor

Over the weekend, I booked a trip to Idaho to see my mom and my brother.  I will fly in and out of Jackson Hole, WY and drive to Blackfoot to see them.  When I did this in 2009, I took lots of photos from that drive.  It really was beautiful!  I painted this from one of those photos.

This time, I am going to spend three days in a cabin in the Teton Valley, painting, before I go home.  I am so excited!

About Isak Dinesen

Isak Dinesen was the pen name of Karen Blixen, the Danish author famously portrayed by Meryl Streep in the film of her best-selling memoir, Out of Africa. She was born near Copenhagen in 1885. In 1914, she and her new husband moved to Kenya to run a coffee plantation. She stayed on after divorcing her husband ten years later, living an unusually independent life. Her book of stories, Seven Gothic Tales, sold well, but Out of Africa made her a worldwide success. She died in 1962.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lindahalcombfineart
    Jun 04, 2011 @ 05:46:35

    Very nicely done. Enjoy your trip. Enjoy! Paint! Create! I loved the quote. Out of Africa is one of my top ten books and the movie was magnificent.

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  2. lesliepaints
    Jun 03, 2011 @ 22:12:12

    This is so peaceful. Who would not want to visit there. Good job on an expansive scene, Beth!

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  3. Vickie
    Jun 03, 2011 @ 13:44:10

    Beth…great art! Have a wonderful trip…the Oklahoma summers are hotter than blazes…enjoy the cool and the mountains.

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  4. Carol King
    Jun 03, 2011 @ 09:15:02

    Lovely painting. I like how small the buildings are against the majesty of the mountains.

    Sounds like you are going to have a great trip and I look forward to seeing more paintings from that part of the US.

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    • Beth Parker
      Jun 03, 2011 @ 09:25:13

      Thanks, Carol! Yeah, those mountains are huge! They aren’t even the largest ones in the area. I can’t wait to get up there and paint. In August it’s only in the 70’s, usually, and it’ll be 100 or so in Oklahoma. 🙂

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