The painting depicts the view from the top of Yosemite Falls. After camping in the meadow one summer, I drove to the trail head and set out from there. I hiked across the high mountain meadows and through the woods of redwood, pine, oak and cedar. Some of them were giants. I came to some amazing views of Half Dome and the Yosemite Valley. There is a small wooden bridge crossing over the stream of water just before it cascades over the edge and falls to the valley floor. I took this original photograph from there, standing on the bridge. The painting was done in reference to that photo.
From there, the only way down was a switchback trail which goes straight down into the valley. There had been people killed by rock fall recently on that trail it felt creepy in parts. In total, it was a 16 mile hike that day, and it was painful toward the end. It is a treasure to explore Yosemite, so worth it just the same.
The print size is 11″ x 14″. This artwork is part of an edition of 350. The piece is also available unframed.