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 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 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.