Watercolor landscape painting of Royal Gorge in California by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Royal Gorge

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 28″h x 22″w, Watercolor, 1986.

I painted this beautiful waterfall on location in the Royal Gorge of the North Fork of the American River in Northern California. My husband and I backpacked into the gorge and camped near these falls. This took two weeks to paint, so we enjoyed the solitude of being in this magnificent canyon during that time. These falls are just downstream of where Palisade Creek empties into the Royal Gorge. This section of river has gorgeous, deep pools; carved and sculpted granite; and numerous giant waterfalls.

This back-country trip inspired me to write a feature article for American Artist magazine, Painting in the Back Country – A Guide to Streamlining Your Art Gear, American Artist, October 1988.

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