Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge

Wildlife Refuge
11" x 14" Oil
SOLD

This is the same spot as the last post, although in this one I left out all the Refuge visitors!


This area was historically an agricultural area and water is intensively managed on the Refuge.  Irrigation includes numerous dikes and other water control structures that provide water to many divers wetland habitats ranging from shallow wet meadows to open water.  The Refuge includes pumped wells, Artensian wells and irrigation canals some dating to the 1880's.


Here you can see some of the sandhill cranes having breakfast.

18 comments:

SYLVIANE said...

It's a wonderful landscape, Pam, and I like your personal interpretation!

Carol DeMumbrum said...

Pam, wonderful depth and beautiful composition! Also love "In Flight" beautiful colors and brushwork!

Natalie Italiano said...

Its really wonderful to see how you are evolving as a painter through these beautiful landscapes. Have you ever thought about putting them together as a book? Check out blurb.com

julie davis said...

Beautiful spot, Pam! Very nicely done.

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Wow! Those are all Sandhill Cranes! Amazing!

Jane Hunt said...

This is gorgeous! Great to see the photos too.

Amy Hillenbrand said...

Wow, Pam, this is really wonderful, you nailed it.

Pam Holnback said...

Sylviane, Thank you. I think that w/ every painting we all add a little bit of ourselves.

Thank you Carol, I didn't change too much of the composition here. I was lucky that the photo spot was so great!

Natalie, Thank you. I know of blurb, in fact, I told you about it!

Thank you so much Julie!

Kimberly, Thanks. Yes, there were so many more cranes I could put 20 pictures just like this up and it wouldn't show all of them!

Thank you Jane. I think it's fun to share the locations.

Amy, As always thank you so much for your support!

Karen Bruson said...

Very nice.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Fantastic painting, Pam. Like everything about this one!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Wow! Pam, so gorgeous! I love this!

Marian Fortunati said...

WOW... Pam this is absolutely wonderful!!
You've made it look even better than the place where you painted.

What a nice painting!!

Celeste Bergin said...

nice painting!!!

AutumnLeaves said...

Just a gorgeous landscape, exquisite colors...

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks so much Karen.

Claire. Thank you. It is really great to be out in the warmer weather!

Thank you Nancy!

Marian, Thanks so much. I could post the photo w/ the exact view, but ...

Thank you Celeste. So appreciate your comments over the years.

Sherry, Thank you. While the colors of winter aren't as bold as those of summer, they have a warmth of their own.

BrandNewStudio said...

Beautiful
good creations:)

Dan Corey said...

Nice work!

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks so much Brand and Dan!