The Pretty Shield Foundation has raised teepees (lodges) on the rims in Billings, on Peet's Hill in Bozeman, and for "Yellowstone Revealed" at the arch where Teddy Roosevelt gave a speech once upon a time.
The lighted teepees have captured imaginations cross culturally. It seems like everyone I know has either made the pilgrimage to see the colorful lodges, or intended to, like me.
It is an event held for multiple days. I finally got there on the last night of the last day with the idea of painting.
In the harmony and dissonance of all things, I was late. But perhaps my timing was actually perfect.
On the last night the lights went out a little after midnight. Rather than giving up, I determined I would wait til dawn, the gloaming, when color is first reintroduced for the new day.
This is that magic. 8" x 10" oil on board.