painting and photographic works

Long Shadows on Tunnel Mountain

I am really liking the new background image on my iPhone – this one:

"Long Shadows on Tunnel Mountain", oil on hardboard, 30x41 cm

This is a painting I did about a year ago, in August 2009, while at a painting retreat an The Banff Centre. The event, organized by the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension was an exciting week of thinking about painting  and the landscape. It was of course also a very productive week of painting thanks to the conducive setting, facilities and like-minded artists.

The Banff Centre is located on the side of Tunnel Mountain, overlooking the town of Banff. Right next to the campus is abundant natural terrain which served as inspiration for a number of paintings. I loved the way the afternoon sun shone through the trees on the slope providing wonderfully contrasting shadow patterns.

More of my paintings from that retreat (and other mountain scenes) can be seen starting at this page on my website.


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