Above the Clouds

Sulphur Mountain Summit – Banff National Park, Alberta

In late September the weather can be warm, dry and truly magical. You know… the sort where sunlight is streaming into the kitchen and home made marmalade is simmering on the stove. A cool breeze is blowing while freshly baked bread cools. The little ones nap into the sunny afternoon with their dreams of adventure. The surrounding mountains above Cave & Basin beckon and what better way to spend a birthday? So much to discover. Cascade Mountain, Mount Rundle, Mount Norquay, Tunnel Mountain and from here the list grew!

Just 2,451 metres at the summit of Sulphur Mountain the landscape opened up. It was fun spending a late afternoon here watching fall drop its curtain. All perfectly in tandem with the setting sun. Rocky mountain bighorn sheep travelled slowly by and Canada (Gray) jays were abundant, as we explored the breathtaking vistas. I chose then to paint all this, some day. Beautiful forest greenery blending into the velvety blue mountain ranges, all high above the clouds. Colourful accents of yellow aspen trees and the gold larch trees throughout. All truly inspiring as day grew into soft night.

This was my first inner mapping of the town of Banff and the many mountains that lay waiting beyond. This painting is about capturing a perfectly unique day, where life, love, adventure and nature were celebrated with family. May you always be surrounded by those whom you love, each and every year.

Next in this colourful archive is “Water of the Spirits

insitu for 2016 above the clouds by tina monod - acrylic on wood panel 24x24x2
Insitu for © 2016 ABOVE THE CLOUDS by Tina Monod, Acrylic on Wood Panel 24x24x2″ Available

Wilderness Expressions is a series of acrylic paintings created on black gessoed gallery wood panels. There are 10 paintings 24x24x2″ in this starry sky painting collection for those who love stars. This art work by Canadian artist and designer Tina Monod takes viewers and collectors into some of the more hidden and remote adventure trails, lakes and oceans on the west coast of British Columbia. Views from the Okanagan Valley with familiar wide open spaces and the majestic mountains of Banff and Jasper, Alberta complete this adventure. All are precious gems in the landscape of Canada for us to protect, explore and enjoy.

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