Kicking Horse River – Yoho National Park, British Columbia

A new view of the valley along Kicking Horse River and down the way from majestic Chancellor Peak. In this painting of Yoho, the sky is a space that holds its own, lending balance to the composition.

So peaceful here with the breeze and the air scented by the pines. Blues become the mountain shadows. Landmarks are further defined with various shades of red violet and cobalt light violet. These cooling colours add more depth.

Deep reds and crimson speak of Indian summer. Underpainting shows through the forest creating areas of warmth. This colour unity strengthens the composition in a way that is boldly beautiful from the lower elevations to the top.

There is a nice fluidity and control in the brush strokes that build the mountain. Some areas are sharply defined while others float and soften the mountain forms. This clean, clear wilderness and sky feel light, playful and welcoming.

guided grandeur by tina monod - acrylic on gallery canvas 24x24x2
“Guided Grandeur” © Tina Monod, Acrylic on gallery canvas 24x24x2″

Mapping the Great Divide

Mapping the Great Divide is a collection of landscapes painted with acrylics onto gallery canvas. Paintings are 24×24″ and 16×20″ with a depth of 1.5″ and a painted edge, ready for hanging. These paintings explore some of Canada’s most beautiful national parks and Unesco world heritage sites. Each mountain image explores the Canadian Rockies from Revelstoke and Yoho National Parks, in British Columbia… to Banff National Park, Alberta. This series by Canadian artist and designer Tina Monod is about mountain culture, elevation and the beauty of mountains in Canada.

Cloud Forest

Reaching Elevation

Aspen Glow

Luminescent Divide

Journey Into Radiance

Alpine Illumine

Prismatic Pass

Palliser Trail

Odaray Mountain Light

First Snowfall