Mt. Whitney’s Actual Elevation – 14,505 feet.

Originally when I created my Mt. Whitney images, I did a Google search for the elevation.  The source I found had it listed at 14,497 or 4418 meters.  Apparently it was incorrect. That might have been the original assessment when it was measured in the 1800s.

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New Giclée Prints from Steve Forney


I’m happy to announce that eleven of my previous images are now available as giclée prints.  Six are from the popular WPA-style National Parks series. They are all printed on sturdy archival quality Hewlett Packard paper.  These images are intended to be framed and will add color and elegance to any setting, and they are perfect for either the office or home.  All images are sold as signed prints. Please click the image to be taken to its order form on the poster store.


Mt. Whitney, Daytime

Artwork –  17″ x 22 ” ( 43.2 cm x 55.9 cm)  Trim – 18″ x 23″ (45.7 cm X 58.4 cm)


Mt. Whitney, Nighttime

Artwork –  17″ x 22 ” ( 43.2 cm x 55.9 cm)  Trim – 18″ x 23″ (45.7 cm X 58.4 cm)

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Raise a Beer Glass

Steve Forney’s Raise a Glass Beer Poster

Raise a Glass Central Coast Brews

Raise a glass to the brews from California’s Central Coast.  This image was created as signed limited edition print for the Just Looking Gallery in San Luis Obispo, California.   It is available in three different sizes: 12″ x 18″ on paper, 24″ x 36″, and 40″ x 60″ both on canvas.  Click the link to contact the gallery. Read more

Simply Sophisticated Wines

Steve Forney’s Simply Sophisticated California Wines


“Simply Sophisticated” is a new image I created for the Just Looking Gallery in San Luis Obispo, California. Everyone is familiar with the Napa Valley and their world class wines.  California’s Central Coast is an up and coming wine country with wines that rival those from Napa and Sonoma counties.  Read more

Steve Forney’s Vintage Roadside Eat Sign


Post World War II roadside Americana is a subject that has always caught my attention.  Having grown up in Southern California in the 1970s, these signs, many of them neon, were are fixture on the landscape.

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Steve Forney’s Yosemite National Park Posters

Two Yosemite posters

Yosemite National Park is one of my favorite places in this world. I’m an avid backpacker, so I’m lucky to live around 3-4 hours from the park. A recent visit inspired me to create these posters. Read more

Mt. Whitney


Mt. Whitney night and day

Standing at 14,497 feet, Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states. It was named after Josiah Whitney, the California State Geologist in 1864. If you’re up for a challenge then go for the 22 mile (35 km.) round-trip hike to the summit starting at Whitney Portal. It’s on my to do list.

These images are inspired by the great WPA National Parks posters of the 1930s. Both were created in Adobe Illustrator using a minimal palette of flat color, similar to the traditional silkscreen process.   At first I created the daylight version but then thought that a nighttime full moon version might work.  Speaking as one who started his illustration career using an airbrush prior to the digital revolution, it was nice to be able to clone the original work and adjust the colors instead of creating a whole new separate piece of art.

Both Mt. Whitney night and day images are available at Steve Forney’s poster store

Sequoia National Park

giant sequoias


Sequoia National Park is one of my most favorite places I’ve visited.  I love to backpack and I have been thinking of a series of National Parks posters.  From Alpine peaks with clear blue lakes to flower covered meadows to giant Sequoia trees, this park will never cease to amaze the visitor.  There’s even a tree you can drive your car through.  Pretty cool!

This poster is influenced by the great WPA National Park posters.   This image was created in Adobe Illustrator and used a minimal palette of under 10 colors.  Solid shapes and blocks of color are used, similar to the silk screen process.

Steve Forney’s Sequoia National Park is available in several sizes at

bighorn sheep

Kings Canyon National Park

bighorn sheep


An elusive bighorn sheep stands guard in the shadows at Kings Canyon National Park.  Kings Canyon and Sequoia actually border each other and may be considered to be one park.  I’m eager to get back there and hopefully I’ll be lucky enough to spot a bighorn sheep.
This poster was created in Adobe Illustrator using a minimal palette similar to the WPA National Parks posters of the 1930s.

Steve Forney’s Kings Canyon National Park is available in various sizes as a giclée print at

Steve Forney’s San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

golden gate bridge


I happy to announce the latest in my famous world landmarks series – San Francisco. This one has been planned for quite some time, but I hesitated to create it. At first it appeared that there were too many letters in “San Francisco” to fit in the space under the image. Paris, London or New York all fit with ease and are legible. San Francisco is a tight squeeze yet it does manage to work.

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