Storm Revelation

Oil painting by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Storm Revelation

Medium: Oil, Image Size: 26″h x 38″w, 2011.

Many winters ago, my husband, Harry, and I were back country skiing in Yellowstone National Park during a blizzard. Yup! We were crazy, but we pushed on in those frigid, windy conditions. It was so stormy we couldn’t see anything but blowing snow. Over the course of several hours, we skied a loop up to a pass then descended down the snow-covered main road. Eventually, the storm began lifting. We had no idea what lay beyond the clouds until that moment, and what a magnificent moment it was. This painting was of that scene. It was beautiful, so I knew I wanted to do a painting to capture the essence of that place at that moment. This painting and scene serve as a perfect metaphor for those ah-ah moments when we see revelation and beauty as the storms in our minds clear.

This painting won Viewer’s Choice Award in the Laumeister Fine Art Competition sponsored by the Bennington Center for the Arts which was juried by Huihan Liu, master signature member of the Oil Painters of America.

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Yellowstone North

Oil landscape painting north of Yellowstone by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Yellowstone North

Medium: Oil, Image Size: 26″h x 40″w, 2005, Revised 2012.

This scene shows the mountains at the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. I love the contrast of golden hues against the gray blue hues of the stormy sky and thought it would make a striking painting.
This painting has morphed numerous times. Originally it had elk in it, then I painted out the elk and put in a horse. Later, I added several horses. Eventually it became this landscape.

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Mist Covered Mountains

Watercolor landscape painting, winter in Yellowstone National Park by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Mist Covered Mountains

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 28.75″ x 19″w, 1996.

My husband and I were back-country skiing in Yellowstone National Park during a blizzard and visibility was about fifty feet. We were cold that day, and the stinging snow was nearly blinding. However, when we stopped for lunch, the clouds started to lift, and we were treated to this wonderful vista that inspired this painting.

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Distant Storm Approaches

Watercolor landscape painting, Yellowstone National Park by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Distant Storm Approaches

Medium: Watercolor/Gouache, Image Size: 7.5″h x 12″w, 1997.

This is a quick study done of Yellowstone National Park. My husband and I skied past this area one winter, and I thought it was a beautiful place.

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Yellowstone River Falls

Small watercolor painting of the falls on the Yellowstone River by Janet "Tarjan" Erl.

Yellowstone River Falls

Medium: Watercolor; Image Size: 4”h x 5”w; 2016

This tiny painting was inspired from one of our trips to Yellowstone National Park. This is the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River.

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