Category Archives: Rocky Mountains

Alpine Abstraction 2

OK, please bear with me.  I did this panting again, trying to further simplify, painting with one flat brush and with one clean stroke if possible.  It is more abstract, while it still looks like a mountain landscape.  I think I like it better, so it was a valuable exercise

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Alpine Abstraction

Yesterday’s painting of the cow and this one are both further  attempts at abstraction.  I don’t know if you can see the difference, but I limited myself to one brush; a small flat sable brush.  Usually I’d mostly use round brushes in various sizes.  Using the flat brush forces me to ignore many small details I’d normally include, and the brush work is different as well.  It’s fun and it’s good for my process.  This still looks like the landscape west of Canmore, but that’s OK too. 

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Rocks & Trees

Today’s offering might be on the verge of abstract.   Often when on the phone or in a meeting,  I doodle fir trees and rocks.  My parents, while raising us on the prairie, made a concerted effort to get us to the mountains every summer.As Canadians I think that rocks and trees are part of our national psyche; after all, they constitute the landscape of probably 3/4 of this beautiful country. 

10 X 14″ on 200 lb paper

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Ramparts

More vertical landscape from my trip to the mountains…this wall of towering rock is just west of the Canmore townsite. When you’re born and raised in a horizontal landscape, as I have been, this sight is awe inspiring! 

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Brit

This little portrait is of Brit, a beautiful Australian Shepherd who belongs to my friends at Kananaskis Guest Ranch. Brit is a very intuitive, brilliant and low maintenance mutt.  She’s happiest when her “family” is all together, and she’s available to help out.  She doesn’t go in for plane rides or a lot of other frills. We can add sensible to her list of attributes.

5 X 7″ on 140lb Fabriano

Above Quarry Lake

This little painting is from a photo I took yesterday, once the sun had returned on the wings of Chinook winds…you can see the edge of the Chinook arch in the upper right hand corner, and the temperature soared to +3! This peak is beside the one from yesterday’s painting and forms part of the steep craggy ramparts that embraces the town of Canmore on the west. 
Such a spectacular landscape.  I’m promising myself that I will go there more often.

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Up Spray Lakes Road

Well,  I’m back to the flat lands and back to my Wifi connection after an absolutely lovely w/e in the mountains.  I was pretty busy fooling around, but I did get a couple of small Pleine Aires done.
Saturday was socked in and grey, with a Chinook moving in, thankfully warming things up.  I found an open meadow part way up the Spray Lakes road, and sat in my car to do this little piece (it was still -20!)  The sun came out today though, and I’ll undoubtedly try and do this same mountain lit up with sunshine.

SOLD

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St. Henry’s

It’s transitioning into winter here on the prairies, and the Holly Jolly Season is just around the corner, so here’s a nod to winter. 

St. Henry’s Catholic church is located SW of Pincher Creek, in the windy SW corner of the province, right on the front range of the Rockies.  Most churches thrust their steeples towards heaven, but St. Henry’s seems to str-e-e-e-etch itself especially tall, trying, I think to measure up to the landscape.

– From a photo by Kathy Hornby

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Tom’s Pretty Team

Today’s offering is a scratchy, quick thing I did in my sketch book, of a team that was on the trail ride at Lonvgiew in August. Sometimes it’s fun to just race around with my pen & ink and slop some paint on top of that, so that was the process here, and with my soup pot the other day. 

There guys are pure Percheron, a heavy horse breed that is born black and remain so until they get on up in years when they turn this gorgeous dapple grey. I think this is the prettiest team I’ve ever seen.    

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Longview Autumn

Longview is a sleepy little town, west of High River, and if it’s famous, it is by association with our famous Cowboyographer, Ian Tyson who lives nearby. These hills just west of town are on the front range of the Rockies, and are the last transition between prairie and soaring rocky crags. Their folds and mounding hills are breathtaking, reminding me how small are the plans of men.

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