Wednesday, September 7, 2011

More Maligne Lake Paintings

"Maligne Lake View", 6 x 8", plein air oil
not for sale (see below)

This painting was done at the end of a day canoeing. It was about 6pm and the light off this wonderful, yet unnamed mountain at the end of Maligne Lake caught my eye. So I set up and did a quick painting instead of enjoying happy hour -actually I think I enjoyed my hour more than anyone else! Our friends have an 18 year old niece visiting from Denmark and she really wants this painting. I made her a deal that I would give it to her if she would model for me. We are both excited about the prospects!

"Spirit Island Affair", 8 x 10", plein air oil
$495 beautifully framed, free shipping and handling

I was so lucky to be able to paddle over to Spirit Island to paint before the tour boats arrived to get a chance to paint this most magical of all places. The boats did arrive shortly after I set up, but the passengers only had 10 minutes to take in the island before being herded back on board. I heard the word 'beautiful' in many different languages that morning, and thankfully many of them were saying it about my painting!

We headed back to the end of the lake and the end of our adventure in the afternoon. The road trip home was filled with amazingly beautiful mountains and glaciers. If you ever get a chance to travel highway 93 from Jasper to Banff, take it. The views are most spectacular going in that direction IMO. The setting sun bounced off the snowfields and made everything glow. I took hundreds of photos during my trip, and while I don't like to paint from photos, I might just have to make some exceptions this winter :)

To purchase this painting, or commission your own painting, please email me.

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Maria's Watercolor said...

These landscapes are wonderful, it seems you have enjoyed your travels.

Jacki Newell said...

Sharon, they are both gorgeous!!! How fun to be able to paint in such amazing locations!

Nicholas Hong said...

very inspiring plein air painting!