A few days ago I said I had a fun announcement and then crickets chirped (see previous post). So, here’s my fun announcement! Painting #1, Crater Lake, Oregon inspired by @scott_schmidt24. 2016 is the centennial of the U.S. National Park Service (est. 8.25.1916). The NPS has stewardship over 408 National Parks. In celebration, I’m going to paint some of my favorite National Parks this year (wish I could do them all) beginning with Crater Lake in Southern Oregon. I'll also share fun tidbits about each park as I post progress shots of the painting. I want to do this because I’ve often talked about how art is a gateway where we can meet on common ground. I also see our national parks (any national park, really) as a gateway, too.This project will run in tandem with my Scotland project as I continue to traipse about painting a countryside I have yet to stand on (soon!). #craterlake #craterlakenationalpark #nps100 @nationalparkservice #nationalparks #findyourpark #goparks #wip #pencildrawing #rebeccashapiroart #workinprogress