Spirit Island – Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta

On a moonlit night I am drawn to Maligne Lake, the second largest glacier-fed lake in the world. Many people I know have also visited the surrounding peaks and 3 glaciers above the lake. My first introduction to this special place was leafing through the page of a vintage photo album. A sepia photograph here connected me to a rich and vibrant history. I will always feel “over the moon” about this breathtakingly beautiful destination. While my words really can not describe the beauty of this place, the emotion on my palette and brushes can. When painting the colours of the lake I experience a feeling for nature that is full of wonder, so calm and dear.

Mere words cannot totally describe the beauty of Spirit Island. It is a delight to explore. Everything has its place and maintains a perfect balance of colour harmony and composition. All the elements come together like a rich tapestry weaving in transitions and seasons. There is a timeless strength in this island with the positioning of tall trees. Light is reflected in the most beautiful ways through the pines, around the mountains and here on this starry, starry night of wishes.

2016 over the moon by tina monod - acrylic on wood panel 24x24x2
OVER THE MOON by Tina Monod, Acrylic on Wood Panel 24x24x2″

Wilderness Expressions

Wilderness Expressions is a star filled collection painted with acrylics onto black gallery wood panels. Each painting is 24×24″ with a depth of 2″ and a polished black edge ready for hanging. These nocturne paintings explore some of the most beautiful and remote trails in Canada. Each image of the west coast and Okanagan Valley explores the lakes, oceans and wide open spaces of British Columbia. This series by Canadian artist and designer Tina Monod also adventures into the majestic mountains of Banff and Jasper, Alberta.

Next in this colourful archive is “Beneath the Stars