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

Naturally Elegant

Steve Forney’s Naturally Elegant White Wine Poster

A red gloved hand holds a glass of white wine from California's central Coast

Naturally Elegant is the companion piece I created to pair with Simply Sophisticated. It celebrates the magnificent white wines from California’s Central Coast. This image is of a red glove holding a glass of white wine, 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

swiss flag in alps

Steve Forney’s Switzerland Giclée Now Available

Swiss alps poster with a huge Swiss flag

After numerous requests, I finally had “See the Alps, Switzerland” printed as a poster.  This isn’t a cheap offset print, but rather a high quality giclée print using archival quality inks.  The scene depicts a Swiss flag in the breeze above the Aletsch Glacier at the Jungfrau Read more

Steve Forney’s Vintage Rusted Liquor Sign

This is my second piece in the exploration of classic neon signs.  Imagine a liquor store that opened up in a 1950s strip mall in a Southern California suburb. The neon letters gradually spell L-I-Q-O-U-R one letter at a time.  The sign then blinks three times before going blank and starting the sequence over again.  Read more

Crater Lake National Park


If you love America’s National Parks, then Crater Lake National should be on your must see list.  It’s an awe inspiring place with a fascinating geological history.  One can easily drive the 33-mile (53 km) rim in a day and there are several vantage points to view the lake.  One day I plan to cycle around the rim.  Some of those grades look brutal, so I’d better start training for it now! Read more

Mission Brand Oranges Lettering

Mission Brand Oranges

Having grown up in southern California in the 60s and 70s, I can still remember the last vestiges of a once thriving citrus industry. Walking to school one could smell the oil-burning smudge pots and hear the whirling propellers that kept the precious fruit from freezing. By the 1980s most of the groves were cleared for houses and strip malls. Somewhere in my subconscious an imprint was made and years later I felt the urge to create a series of labels representing the citrus era. Here I’ll demonstrate how the lettering was created for the label “Mission Brand Oranges.”

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Casablanca Lettering

I love lettering. Some people like to sketch animals, some like to sketch people, some prefer to sketch landscapes. I like to sketch letter forms. Predominantly mid-20th Century lettering. Sometimes these letters don’t amount to anything legible, but sometimes they do. Who knows where these ideas emerge from when you are just letting the pencil flow while the mind is in a state of flow. Read more