Thursday, July 7, 2011

DOUBLE CABINS
15"x28: Gouache Watercolor Painting
This is a painting depicting the Double Cabins area north of Dubois, Wyoming.  Early morning finds the high peaks surrounding this spectcular valley in fog and morning haze.  This has to be one of the most beautiful places in America.
It got its name from two fur trappers in earlier times who built a cabin there for a winter of trapping.  Towards Christmas they got to fighting amongst themselves and first drew a line in the middle of the cabin with each not to cross that line.  It was soon decided tht just was not going to work so one of them decided he would move out and down river a ways where he built a cabin of his own.  It was soon taken over by Pack Rats and in desperation he burned it to the ground announcing no Pack Rat would ever live there again.