Tag Archives: Rocky Mountains

“Slack-lining” – pastel painting

Slack-lining:  kind of like tight-rope walking but with the line relatively low to the ground  and relatively slack.   You can tie a slack-line between any two posts or poles or trees and whether you’re by yourself or with a … Continue reading

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Refresh, Review, Re-do, Renew…

I took a second look at an old painting, went back to the source photo and made a second painting based on them…. Here is my newest version of Jasper Alley, a different take with a different palette.  I’ll have … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different!

My favourite artists are the Impressionists (I discovered Renoir at the tender age of 12 and fell hard), closely followed by the Post Impressionists.  One of my biggest challenges has been to paint less “realistically”  (but still representationally) with the … Continue reading

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Approaching the Columbia Icefields Parkway

This is the third and final pastel painting in this part of my series on the David Thompson Highway.  After this one, the road turns onto the Columbia Icefields Parkway on the way to Jasper.  The series will continue along … Continue reading

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Misty Mountains on the David Thompson Highway

A few weeks ago, we drove to Jasper (Alberta) for a mini-vacation for our 8th anniversary.   Jasper is about a 4 hour drive from Edmonton normally, if you take Highway 16 (the Yellowhead,) but we decided to take a different, longer route.  The David … Continue reading

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