Category Archives: watercolour landscape

Along the Hoodoo Trail, 3

Obviously I’m working in “series” these days, and this is me pushing the envelope on abstraction….again.  I really am attached to the outside edges of things and accuracy and a feeling of volume in my work.  I keep telling myself to push the colour and simplify shapes.  Again in this one I used pen & ink and Faber-Castell coloured felt pens along with a little watercolour.  Badlands on “roids”.

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Alpine Abstraction 3

 Since I’d already drawn this twice, I just went in with pen & ink and drew it cold turkey…no pencil, and not too much attachment to the “reality” of the scene.  I then used watercolour and Faber-Castell felt pens.  It was fun and I think I like it the best out of the three attempts.  Maybe I’m onto something?  Let me know your thoughts.

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Along the Hoodoo Trail 2

Fond remembrances of the colourful and dramatic landscape of the Red Deer River valley near Drumheller. We have such beautiful wild rivers in Alberta and each one has  badlands, spectacular deep valleys, or gentle wooded flats. Some have all of these.  Get out this summer and spend some time in the company of one of our rivers.
 
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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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Caprock on the S. Saskatchewan

Today I went out into the landscape to do my daily painting “en plein aire”.
My good friends have a ranch on the S. Saskatchewan river, west of the Hat. The river banks are huge, steep and spectacularly eroded, this huge cap rock being typical.  It teeters on top of clay banks which, because of their much softer composition, have eroded away beneath it leaving this precarious situation.
 It was a perfect day; meadowlarks singing, wildflowers nodding in the breese, and nothing to do but immerse myself!

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Lodge @ Ft. Walsh

A few years ago I went to a powwow at Ft. Walsh.  I loved this beautiful white tipi against the black trees and the stacking depths of the hills…those magical Cypress Hills.  

I think it’s time for another powwow.

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River Birch Abstraction

 More along the lines of abstraction, this is a close-in view of the beautiful birch tree in the back yard. You can see how close I was…close enough to hug a birch!

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Newly Minted Aspen

Have you ever stopped to enjoy the electric, neon lime green colour of brand new aspen leaves?  While in central Alberta last week, I had lots of opportunity to revel  in that sight.  It’s especially noticable against the black-by-comparison spruce and pine the aspen is interspersed with in that neck of the woods. And then there’s the magical white-and-black trunks. I find that there are some colours paint just can’t fully convey.
Next time you get a chance, hug an Aspen

7 X 5″ on 200 lb paper

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Along the Hoodoo Trail

 I’m just back from a 3-day road trip, to deliver a painting, visit friends and family.  Central Alberta in May is a real treat.  The aspen are just leafing out, and because there’s lots of water lying around, there is every kind of wildlife imaginable.  I took a side trip though Drumheller, and spent time hiking up into the badlands, and this is Hoo I met!   The First Nations people believed that the Hoodoos resulted when evil spirits tried to walk the earth and were transfixed in these fantastic forms.  I dare any geologist to compete with that story!

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