The Artist Cabin for the residency program is situated in an off road near Brandy Creek Beach. Having only been familiar with the red rock landscapes of Utah's National Parks, a crisp blue lake surrounded by tall trees provided a refreshing alternative for plein air painting.
I only stayed a week, and didn't have the time to do all the hikes I wanted. But I was happy to have visited the Crystal Creek falls. I hope to get a chance to visit again in the future, not necessarily as a resident artist but just as a guest, to see the other three waterfalls Whiskeytown boasts. I'd prefer to visit perhaps in the spring or fall; the summer heat made going on hikes during the midday quite difficult. I scouted several ideal painting spots but sadly didn't get a chance to revisit them all in my short time.
My website will be updated soon with the new paintings I created during this week. Additional photos of the park can be found on my Instagram.