The painting I am presently working on is titled “Pepper Falls” 24X30 oil on lead primed canvas. This painting is being done from a piece of reference I took on a recent trip to Teton National Park in the Bridger Wilderness. We were hiking up to an overlook called “Crow’s Nest” at an elevation of 10,000 feet. On the way up I was scampering around looking for photo opportunities when after shooting I noticed I had lost a nice pair of sun glasses. Later that afternoon after hiking all day I decided to look around at the location where I last remembered having them on the outside chance I would find them. I did not have much hope. However, our guide, who also happens to be a Sheriff in Jackson Hole, had his drug sniffing dog on the trip with us. Her name is “Pepper” and as I pulled off the trail to give it one more look before heading into camp I asked Pepper to come help find the glasses. Sure enough she led me right to them. That is where I got the title for this piece.