Bow Falls in Banff National Park, Alberta
Painting Bow Legends II is a feeling of free flowing energy. This painting rushes into the world with life, depth and colour. In my lifetime, I have been reunited with many of my paintings. All are near and dear to me, truly special. Part of honing one’s skills is to continuously be growing with new experiences. It always feels really good to learn from my paintings again. Large or small, each has a purpose and a story.
Legends happen in the most amazing places. Many times I have walked along the beautiful Bow River and Bow Valley Trail. There is so much history here. Even the footprints of my parents have been here. For me they will always be legends. I have been here also with my sister. As we passed through as a family, time passed through us. Paintings connect the memories.
To help translate this beauty into energy I have created areas with sparkle. As always the light above glows in various parts of the alpine forests. An impressionistic style of brush strokes helps to achieve just the right atmosphere. Whether it be moonbeams or sun beams, there is always an abundance dancing with light and sparkle.
Mount Rundle is a majestic and mysterious vista. There is a feeling of peace when it quietly and gracefully disappears into the veils of mist. The Bow River rushes below while the banks become lush and the forests grow. As I complete the 2 paintings which comprise this diptych – I feel so grateful. These paintings bridge old and new, helping me to unlock passion, capability and spirit in all that I do. My art is a contribution to the world.
Sentimental Journeys is a collection of alpine landscapes painted with acrylics on to gallery wrapped canvas. Paintings are 24×24″ and 36×36″ with a depth of 1.5″ and a granite gray painted edge, ready for hanging. These paintings explore trails, both nostalgic and new. Their locations will forever be sentimental and special. This landscape series by Canadian artist and designer Tina Monod is about the beauty close and far, near and within Banff National Park and surrounding areas.