Mapping the Great Divide

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Western Canadian Landscapes

Mapping the Great Divide is a collection of Canadian Landscapes painted with acrylics on to gallery canvas. Each painting is 24×24″ 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, British Columbia to Banff, Alberta. This series by Canadian artist and designer Tina Monod is about mountain culture, elevation and the beauty of mountains in Canada.

Mapping the Great Divide

Guided Grandeur

Prismatic Pass

Palliser Trail

Odaray Mountain Light

First Snowfall

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Mapping the Great Divide painting series by Tina Monod

Guided Grandeur

guided grandeur by tina monod - acrylic on wood panel 24x24x2

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 wood panel 24x24x2
“Guided Grandeur” © Tina Monod, Acrylic on Wood Panel 24x24x2″

Guided Grandeur will be available for purchase at Art Square Gallery May 22-June 5, 2017

Mapping the Great Divide

Mapping the Great Divide is a collection of landscapes painted with acrylics onto gallery canvas. Each painting is 24×24″ 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, British Columbia to Banff, Alberta. This series by Canadian artist and designer Tina Monod is about mountain culture, elevation and the beauty of mountains in Canada.

Prismatic Pass

Palliser Trail

Odaray Mountain Light

First Snowfall

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Prismatic Pass

prismatic pass by tina monod - acrylic on wood panel 24x24x2

Kicking Horse Pass, Yoho National Park – Field, British Columbia

Standing at the top of Kicking Horse Pass is dreamy and enchanting. It is one of the most historic parts of Canada, famous for the spiral tunnels of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). There is beauty as far as the eye can see. The view goes on forever and it is in that stillness that the trains rumble with an echo throughout the mountains.

This prisma perfect view straddles the Continental Divide on the British Columbia-Alberta border, 10 km west of Lake Louise. The pass connects Yoho and Banff National Parks. Elevation is 1,627 m. Here Yoho National Park is full of peaks, glaciers, waterfalls and floral meadows. We are so fortunate to have national parks like this to explore with their incredible beauty.

The name Prismatic Pass was chosen for the many facets of these mountains. Creatively this title also lends a spirit of wonder. Layers of forests in this painting flourish like a late summer’s garden in their rich deep greenery and the gold of autumn begins to show amidst the trees. Mountain peaks in the distance form a centre of interest and a tall pine tree in the lower left provides balance.

Clouds to the top right grow and build upwards out of the sky, a warm shade of robin’s egg blue. There is great depth here in this partial panorama and a beautiful transition of the seasons. To create a painting like this is to preserve a piece of Canadian heritage and lend expression to that everlasting fortitude only found at Kicking Horse Pass.

prismatic pass by tina monod - acrylic on wood panel 24x24x2
“Prismatic Pass” © Tina Monod, Acrylic on Wood Panel 24x24x2″

Available for purchase

Mapping the Great Divide

Mapping the Great Divide is a collection of landscapes painted with acrylics onto gallery canvas. Each painting is 24×24″ 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, British Columbia to Banff, Alberta. This series by Canadian artist and designer Tina Monod is about mountain culture, elevation and the beauty of mountains in Canada.

Guided Grandeur

Palliser Trail

Odaray Mountain Light

First Snowfall

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Purchase paintings by Tina Monod