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 boldly beautiful, Canadian landscapes.

“Art is compassionate. It’s about life… loving, forgiving, nurturing. It’s about nature and connection. An unconditional love for the earth, the mountains. Every brush stroke is a flow of kindness, adding value to the moment.” – Tina Monod.

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 – 1.75″ 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

Bow Legends I

Bow Legends II

Peaceful Landmark

Deeper Wisdom

All in Balance

true clarity and mystic cradles by tina monod, acrylic on gallery canvas 36x36x1.75 - sentimental journeys series - banff sojourns
“True Clarity” and “Mystic Cradles” © Tina Monod, Acrylic on Gallery Canvas 36x36x1.75″ – 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

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All in Balance

all in balance © tina monod, acrylic on gallery canvas 24x24x1.5

Spray River in Banff National Park, Alberta

Nothing speaks more to me than the colour harmony! I am drawn to the warmth and turquoise here. Part of this 3 painting harmony is finding similar strengths… unity. Unique nuances surface and the feeling of earth and sky encompass, drawing me in, keeping me here in this place regardless of the time passing through us.

So great when a canvas is on the easel! My journey into the underpainting of Payne’s Gray is creative and reminds me of my first camera, shooting and developing black and white film. These trees are a dance of their own and the light coming through their branches is playful. Makes my heart feel light to experience this connection with what is tangible and yet so spiritual here in nature. Art for the soul, soul scape! 

This is a very impressionistic painting with miles of brushwork to go. I can’t wait to bring this light-filled forest to life. Tomorrow we move onto colour. The sky sections are luminous like stained glass designs.

Light is such an important element for the photos I take and the paintings they become. This is an incredible combination of golden light and emerald shadows. 

Palette and perspective. Always good to step back and realize how each painting is a process and has lead up to painting this moment! 

Painting is a love, it is a language. It’s moments like these that make me feel so grateful to have time in the studio to explore colour, texture, shapes and form.

all in balance © tina monod, acrylic on gallery canvas 24x24x1.5
“All in Balance” © Tina Monod, Acrylic on Gallery Canvas 24x24x1.5″
all in balance by tina monod - acrylic on gallery canvas 24x24x1.5
ALL IN BALANCE 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

Following Destiny

Bow Legends I

Bow Legends II

Peaceful Landmark

Deeper Wisdom

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Deeper Wisdom

deeper wisdom © tina monod, acrylic on gallery canvas 24x24x1.5

Spray River in Banff National Park, Alberta

A successful work of art is something that awakens the senses. In this painting “Deeper Wisdom” I can almost hear the echoes surface from the heart of this forest. I am really pleased with the flow of this piece, right down to the original layer of Payne’s Gray. It is this initial underpainting that whispers with a deep blue shade of indigo – nature’s denim. No matter how I feel about this painting, there is a big grin on my face. I can’t help but think that some paintings just paint themselves!

The tall tree trunks and whispering branches here are so intriguing. Patterns are created from the rhythms of positive and negative space. I’m finding beautiful tensions in this composition as my brushes weave both light and shadow. This kind of forest light is really special to work with. The stage is set with just beautiful light filtering down through the trees. Earth tones and rare violet hues blend on my woodland palette.

Painting in natural light is so important, especially when navigating landscapes. On rainy days the light seems to be best in the afternoon. Today will be one of those days. I simply love the robin’s egg blue in this palette. There is a dreamy quality to these free-floating colours. Working the paint with just the right viscosity, lightness and freedom. Fresh from the easel!

The complexities of this piece are numerous, deep in this forest of “Deeper Wisdom”. Everything in this painting is a network, connecting and talking to one another. A nice colour harmony. To be an artist is a privilege and it has been wonderful to stand in these spaces collectively with nature. Every painting is a sentimental journey for me.

deeper wisdom © tina monod, acrylic on gallery canvas 24x24x1.5
“Deeper Wisdom” © Tina Monod, Acrylic on Gallery Canvas 24x24x1.5″
deeper wisdom by tina monod - acrylic on gallery canvas 24x24x1.5
DEEPER WISDOM 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

Following Destiny

Bow Legends I

Bow Legends II

Peaceful Landmark

All in Balance

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Original Art on Square

Design Collections at VIDA

Design Collections at Red Bubble

Designs at Society6