Sentimental Journeys

true clarity and mystic cradles by tina monod, acrylic on gallery canvas 36x36x1.5 - sentimental journeys series - banff sojourns

Banff Sojourns

“Sentimental Journeys” is a series about a love for mountains. These new mountain culture paintings are a continuation from the series “Mapping the Great Divide”. The work is consistently vibrant in nature. “Wilderness Expressions” was the original spark for these images of altitude and elevation. What began with nocturne paintings, mountains and stars to wish upon, has lead me to paint uniquely and boldy beautiful, Canadian landscapes.

Sentimental Journeys

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.

Mystic Cradles

True Clarity

Beyond the Dream

Pure Magic

Following Destiny

true clarity and mystic cradles by tina monod, acrylic on gallery canvas 36x36x1.5 - sentimental journeys series - banff sojourns
“True Clarity” and “Mystic Cradles” © Tina Monod, Acrylic on Gallery Canvas 36x36x1.5″ – Sentimental Journeys series – Banff Sojourns
beyond the dream and pure magic by tina monod, acrylic on gallery canvas 24x24x1.5 - sentimental journeys series - banff sojourns
“Beyond the Dream” and “Pure Magic” © Tina Monod, Acrylic on Gallery Canvas 24x24x1.5″ – Sentimental Journeys series – Banff Sojourns

Following Destiny

following destiny © tina monod, acrylic on gallery canvas 24x24x1.5

Bow River Trail in Banff National Park, Alberta

Following Destiny is a painting about reconnecting with trails and memories, which actually all flow from the Bow Glacier. When we are young and starting off in the world, our impressions of nature grow with daily understandings of the elements. Their collective forces challenge and shape us. We wholeheartedly invite these challenges and continually test each boundary.

It is nice to stroll along the Bow River Trail planning hikes, sharing thoughts or just breathing in the solitude. This area unfolds with many beautiful transformations of the seasons.

In these moments of recognition, I find John Muir’s words of wisdom inspiring. “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”

following destiny © tina monod, acrylic on gallery canvas 24x24x1.5
“Following Destiny” © Tina Monod, Acrylic on Gallery Canvas 24x24x1.5″
following destiny by tina monod - acrylic on gallery canvas 24x24x1.5
FOLLOWING DESTINY 24X24

Sentimental Journeys

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.

Mystic Cradles

True Clarity

Beyond the Dream

Pure Magic

Pure Magic

pure magic © tina monod, acrylic on gallery canvas 24x24x1.5

Cascade Mountain in Banff National Park, Alberta

We must always keep that little place where magic grows inside of us, alive. For me, trips into the Town of Banff are pure magic! Crossing over the bridge and walking along Banff Avenue, one finds the beautiful Cascade Mountain. This view always brings a smile.

Blending light and mountain shadow on my palette, I can feel the crisp alpine air. Almost hear the river nearby and a raven calling. As the sun begins to set, there is a lovely glow. Cascade is forever beautiful in symmetry and form. This place is greatly appreciated.

Edmund Hillary once said it best with these words. “Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow in a high mountain gully and feel the same urge to climb towards it.” As this painting grows, so does my philosophical knowledge of the mountains that we are all drawn to and our desire to become one with the outdoors.

pure magic © tina monod, acrylic on gallery canvas 24x24x1.5
“Pure Magic” © Tina Monod, Acrylic on Gallery Canvas 24x24x1.5″
pure magic by tina monod - acrylic on gallery canvas 24x24x1.5
PURE MAGIC 24X24

Sentimental Journeys

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.

Mystic Cradles

True Clarity

Beyond the Dream

Following Destiny