I recently posted about our wonderful RV trip to Whitehorse. I still look back with great appreciation for that trip. As well as going there to experience that area of Canada which I had never seen before it was a painting trip and a very productive one!
Here are some of the paintings that were done on the trip.
Jasper as mentioned previously was a real surprise.
My favourite RV camp was right in the centre of Grande Prairie on the reservoir. These 2 works were done just beside our campsite.
One time when we pulled off the highway and just followed a dirt road we discovered this scene which was very different for me but a lot of fun to paint.
I spent 1 day painting on the streets of Whitehorse.
This last painting was not done plein air but from a photo back in the studio. Interestingly it was done in a style that I use for transparent portraits ie lots of light glazes. The rocks on the left probably have 10 glazes as does the water. This approach gives it a great sense of depth.
One real gift that comes from being an artist is the ability to travel – with purpose. The purpose being to paint. It gives much greater significance to everything that is seen. I can’t wait to got back ‘Up North’ again!