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Holden Village provided a dramatic source of inspiration for my watercolor painting from 1997 until I left in 2006. My greatest watercolor challenges over the decade were twofold:
To portray the mountains as big as they seemed in person, and to depict the relationship of humans to this remote environment.
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"Winter Morning After the Storm," ©2003 Kristen Gilje, watercolor 30x22 inches.
"Homeward Bound, ©1998 Kristen Gilje, Watercolor 13x7.5 inches.
"Roof-Alanche," ©1998 Kristen Gilje, Watercolor 30x22 inches.
Path to the Heart," ©2001 Kristen Gilje, watercolor 14.5 x 30 inches.
"Moonlight over Copper Basin, ©2005 Kristen Gilje, watercolor 18x30 inches.
"Holden Village School" ©2006 Kristen Gilje, watercolor 15x11 inches.
"Fall Work Week," ©2005 Kristen Gilje, watercolor 30x22 inches.
Breadmaking at Holden, ©2006 Kristen Gilje, watercolor 30x22 inches.
"Blue Fog over Chalet Hill," ©2004 Kristen Gilje. Watercolor 22x30 inches.
"Laughter on the Trail," ©2004 Kristen Gilje, Watercolor 30x22 inches
"Autumn on Chalet Hill," ©2002 Kristen Gilje, watercolor 30x22 inches.
"Summer Jubilee, or Skipping Vespers" ©2004 Kristen Gilje, Watercolor 30x22 in., 2004
"Evening Song on Brush Lake," ©1997 Kristen Gilje, Watercolor 15x10 inches.
Holden Lake Trail" ©2005 Kristen Gilje, watercolor 10.5x14 inches.
"Dininghall in Snow," ©2002 Kristen Gilje. Watercolor 15x11 inches.
"Children at Lucerne," ©2002 Kristen Gilje, Watercolor 15x11 inches.