Onion Valley High Sierras
On the Road
Written by Jeremy Harper   
Thursday, 25 March 2010 16:29


Onion Valley

When I'm on the coast I'm often painting in a hurry because there is usually something to ride (surf) within a hundred yards of my easel and only so much time in the day. I don't mind painting in a hurry. Sometimes I think they turn out better when I don't have time to contemplate every stroke, I have to rely more on my intuition. The same thing happens in the Sierras, but up there the streams and rivers are tugging at me. Directly behind me here lay Independence Creek that flows through Greys Meadow. Unlike the Upper Owens and their Native Browns we always manage to catch a few of those smaller hatchery plants.