Category Archives: watercolour landscape

Hail Mary

Our summer skies have an entirely different personality from winter, the cloud structure being the difference.  We never see these towering thunderheads in winter, nor the devastation of the hail that often comes hurling down out of them.  Still, they are breathtaking from a distance.  I love the roiling, sullen layers of navy blue, transforming up into creamy, billowing crowns of  purest white, with subtle variations of colour and light on every level.

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White Horse Series-#1

 I’ve been playing around in series again, experimenting with abstraction.  This, the first in the series is pretty much my usual M.O wherein the horse has to be anatomically correct and things pretty much representational.  I let myself go wild with the sky and put on a funky border.  We’ll see what I can come up with tomorrow.
 
 
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Sandstone & Sunshine

This is the scene of our camp at Writing-On-Stone. I know! It seems surreal, right?… with the towering walls of rock and the Who ville-like tops of the Sweetgrass Hills peeping over rugged coulees. A sacred place to the plains tribes, there really is a sense of mystery and magic here.  I’m so grateful we  recognise and preserve extraordinary places like this.

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Sweetgrass and the Milk

This was painted on the ridge overlooking the campground at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park. These distinctive hills string themselves in lumps and bumps all along “The Medicine Line” (the American border) like chunks of lapis on a chain.  When the flat plain they rest on plunges into the hoodoos and sandstone of the Milk River’s basin, you have the stuff of legend.
 There have been a lot of legends created in this wild landscape, but that’s for another day.  

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Summer Skies at Last

One thing you can say about all the dramatic weather we’ve been getting, the skies have been even more incredible than usual…and not in a good way.  So when these beautiful summer clouds show up it is such a delight. The landscape here (what there is of it) is the coulee that I’m so lucky to live on and the blue on the horizon, the Cypress Hills.  
Have a great holiday weekend, and don’t look for me tomorrow; I’ll be camping out of computer and cell phone range.  Summer in Canada!!

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The Wind_ painting stage

 I dithered quite awhile; looking at photos of wild skies and at the gloomy, heavy sky outside my windows!  Finally had to get at it.  I found a 2″ flat brush and started in with the orange and yellow across the mid sky, and dragged purple and blue in below that, down through the horses, to the horizon. Fun…and stressful! Banged in some grass while it was damp so that the horizon wouldn’t have too many hard edges.

Now for the big racing black cloud overhead.  I slopped in a ton of paint, and then I mixed green and poured it over top and let it run.  Then orange along the bottom edge, and flung in with my brush.  Yikers. I think I’m ruining it, but we won’t know till it’s finished, will we.

Sky Train

We’re right on the main line of the CPR here in the Hat, and trains are pretty important in this sprawling country full of natural resources and agricultural products.  It’s such a treat to see a big long train spanning miles and miles of prairie, yet still dwarfed by the immense sky. 
 
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Land of Shining Mountains

The news this week is that the plans for big energy developement along the front range of the Rockies from Longview down to Pincher Creek, have been cancelled.  Whether it was the organized protests or the current low price of oil, I think I heard a sigh of relief. This gets to look like this for a while longer. 

SOLD

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Icon

Does anyone else feel absolutely distressed and offended by the gargantuan power lines they’re installing across the prairies, or is it just me?  Maybe everybody felt that way when these ones went up about 75 years ago.  Maybe not though; everyone was probably pretty excited at the idea of electricity.  And now these old poles are so much a part of every landscape that we’re oblivious to them.
It’ll be a frosty day you-know-where when we’re blind to the monstrosities that are going up now….or maybe they won’t show up much amongst all the other sprawl and corruption we’ll have created by then. 

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Serenade of the Sweetgrass

One ranch belonging to part of the extended family lies right on “The Medicine Line”…the border between Alberta and Montana, and this is their view of the Sweetgrass Hills at sunset.  In the foreground is the sagebrush dotted horse pasture…….. and there’s a whole lot of miles between the two!
I like a country where a person can get a look at the view.

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