Walking through the vineyards and surrounding countryside of Wellington is simply amazing! The air is so fresh and a light rain falling becomes a magical mist throughout the fields. Pinot noir grapevines are reaching upwards with the promise of a new season.
Who knows where the wine trail will lead me on my search for the perfect pinot noir. It has lead me here with all the colours and nuances of summer. I am ready to paint the essence of wine, beginning with the bright green vines. The colour relationships of soil and greenery have accents of wine colours. I see a nice freshness, full of possibilities. This painting will travel to Bay of Quinte Art and Wine Festival in Belleville to share my painting process as an artist.
Back in the studio my brushes dip into the entrepreneurial culture of growing grapes and producing wine. Paints are arranged for blending and I am ready to recreate the rows of vines. Layers of earth and sky grow and connect the viewer to a love of the land. All is intricately woven like a tapestry. The anticipation of cultivating something wonderful inspires.
Vineyards and Wineries is a collection of colourful county and country landscapes painted with acrylics on gallery canvas. Paintings are 16×20″ with a depth of 1.5″ and a painted edge, ready for hanging. These paintings explore a variety of favourite vineyards across Canada. Favourite picks! Brushes explore the beauty of grapevines from the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario in this series. What began with traveling to wine festivals has become an inspiration. This is evident with renderings of Prince Edward County, West Kelowna and Osoyoos – all brilliant in hue. This series by Canadian artist and designer Tina Monod is about the time honoured tradition of growing grapes, harvests and winemaking all in this beautiful country of Canada.
These paintings of the great continental divide are both a mapping and a collection of Canadian Landscapes. Painted with acrylics on to gallery canvas 24×24″ and 16×20″ with a depth of 1.5″, each painting has a painted edge of warm earth tone and is 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.
In total there are 11 images in this series. Already these are embracing the change of seasons and the beautiful colours which make the early falling snow, budding trees, colourful leaves and distant skies appear warm or cooler. It is a joy to be celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation with these lush paintings from Canada’s National Parks. Currently Mount Revelstoke and Yoho National Parks are part of the series; as well as the area between Lake Louise and Banff National Park.
Climbing mountains and painting mountains is an important part of this series. In life we climb many mountains, set goals, achieve them and then look back on just how far we have come. I hope that as you climb these mountains, you will gain a sense of beauty and elevation which makes living in Canada and exploring Canada’s majestic national parks such a joy.
It is a pleasure to share these history trails and landmarks of Canada. Traveling through the rockies has brought wonder and joy into many lives. For my family, Canada was a new world. It was the place to come and live one’s dreams. As a painter I am a part of the living, breathing colours of Canada.
Between Banff and Lake Louise – Banff National Park, Alberta
Clouds fill the top of the trees and create their own light filled ambience. The aspen trees weave shapes with their branches in and out from the blue mountains of Banff and beyond. There is an abundance of life throughout the trails here. Red and blue violet shadows blend into the soothing colours of nature, deep here in the forests.
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.