I don’t think this was the actual Cascade Falls of Moran State Park, but it is a pretty little waterfall that flows out of Cascade Lake in the park and down into Cascade bay.
We had a lovely time moored just off this little waterfall and also visiting Rosario and the historic home of shipbuilder and a former Seattle governor, Robert Moran. The construction is impeccable and “ship-shape”. Just one example- the interior doors are two inch thick solid Honduras mahogany which is not as red as Phillipine mahogany and probably totally unavailable for modern construction
FYI- Rosario is a popular spot on Orcas Island.
I did it! I actually made the deadline completing 32 artworks and installing them in the Napa County Library yesterday.
For those of you interested in the business side of art, I thought I’d describe my exhibit process. I took some extra time to lay out the work on paper. It made for a late night previous to installation day, but it really made the actual install go smoothly.
I made a quick line drawing of the exhibit area in Photoshop and then created small tiles of each artwork and placed them on the layout. I didn’t pay attention to sizes or quality of the tiles. I just wanted to co-ordinate the subjects and color palettes a bit.
I’ve included a web-friendly version of my layout here. This preview worked really well, and I only ended up swapping two of the images in the actual display.
Napa County Library exhibit
A Hot Air Balloon carries visitors over a beautiful Napa Valley vineyard.
They are typically made of nylon or dacron and the baskets are made of rattan which is woven by hand
Napa Valley Balloon IV
Napa Valley Balloon III
Hot Air Balloons in the Napa Valley typically carry 6 to 20 passengers from tree level to 2000 feet high.
Napa Valley Balloon II
Another majestic balloon sails over the Napa Valley.
Napa Valley Balloon I
You wouldn’t normally think of a hot air balloon as an endangered species, but maybe you should think again. Like birds, balloons need plenty of fresh, clear air to float through. They also need landing places safely away from encroaching development. Our own Napa Valley has begun to develop one of our common balloon landing areas, so one can only hope that the balloons are able to continue operating.