Wednesday, August 31, 2011

beyond Bow Falls

behind the Banff Springs Hotel. Acrylic 3 ft x 6 ft. Not quite finished...thinking about putting some cloud/fog to cover part of the mountain on the right. I've already compromised the scene a little by lowering and adding more trees on the left ( I didn't like the rocky Cliff...) But I think you can still tell where this is.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Gnarled Glimmer

Acrylic, 12 x 24

I joined this new social network site for artists run by Richard Robinson called The Complete Artist.  He did a video of a painting that was inspired by Tibor Nagy ( I love his work!).  I thought it would be fun to do his online monthly workshop where he posts a picture and we have full artistic licence to paint it. He gives tips, does a critic of your work, a demo, and picks a favorite for monthly prizes. This is my attempt, and the original photo.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

medicine Lake Wildflowers

acrylic, 18 x 24
Medicine Lake, Jasper

I had to get down and personal with the wildflowers to get this shot ( with artistic licence of course).

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Canmore Creek

acrylic, 16 x16 inches
This one took just as long as a large canvas! I played around so much with the color changing the sky and the water numerous times. I might attempt a larger canvas for this one.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Lefroy And Larches

Mt Lefroy with golden larches, Banff National Park. Acrylic 30 x40.
 I really like the feel of the mountain and was unsure whether to add the foliage and golden larches at all..but I did. Now I'm unsure if I've overworked it to the point where I  need to go back in and simplify. I'll leave it for now and live with it.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Along Moraine

Moraine Lake, near Lake Louise, Banff National Park.  3 x 4 feet. Still need to work on some details and a few touch-ups, but for the most part,it's done.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Shannon Falls

acrylic 4 x 5 ft
Shannon Falls, British Columbia.
I had a hard time photographing this one. I'll live with it awhile, make my adjustments and re shoot it

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Parker Ridge From The Highway

Acrylic, 3 ft x 6 ft

I'm pretty much finished this larger version. I just have to 'live' with it for a bit and see what adjustments I need to make. Next I will be working on another large 4x5ft canvas of Shannon Falls which I started before my holidays and never had a chance to finish.  Medium size canvases will follow ( 24 x36, and 30x40). Funny how several months ago I thought my medium canvases were large!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Back To Work

acrylic 12 x24
Well, holidays are over and I'm back in my studio. I'm well rested and eager. This is a smaller study of a large 3 x6 ft painting I'm working on. I took this photo back in May, on my way to Jasper. This is Parker Ridge from the highway just before the Columbia Ice fields. I've painted a few similar...but it's just so impressive I can't get enough!