This painting series was a bit unique for me. It had a common theme in terms of the subject matter – all of the images were drawn from what I saw (and captured with photos) during the night while on a train between Edmonton and Vancouver in November of 2007. What was unique for me was the use of oil pastel on a number of the works, and oil paint on a couple of larger ones.
Here are three photos from 2010 January 11. It was a cold day (-20C not including the wind chill), a few days after the heaviest snowfall (30cm) in Edmonton in the last decade
The above photo was taken as i stopped to catch my breath while trudging uphill through snow that was knee deep in places.
The above photo is calling me to create a painting from it. I like the fact that this classic landscape motif has an urban backdrop.
And the sun was gone by the time I took this photo. It is in central Edmonton looking east over the North Saskatchewan river valley with the glow on the distant horizon from the distant oil refineries.