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Posts tagged “mountains

Mountains (a Series – Part 2)

In this part 2, I share more mountain paintings, a few more from the Banff region with a couple more based on reference photos from when I cycled the “Golden Triangle” in May of 2010.


“Sun Play II”, oil on hardboard, 41 by 30 cm, 2009


“Mountains Over Vermilion River”, oil on hardboard, 30 by 41 cm, 2010


“Mountain’s Edge”, oil on hardboard, 51 by 61 cm, 2009


“On the Ridge”, oil on canvas, 46 by 46 cm, 2010


“Rocky Mountain Serene” oil on canvas, 23 x 30 cm, 2009


untitled, oil on hardboard, 20 by 30 cm, 2009


Mountains (a Series – Part 1)

Living in the Canadian province of Alberta, the Rocky mountains have always been nearby and not an infrequent subject for my art (although not nearly as much as I would like). In this 2-part blog post I will share my take on mountains as subjects for landscape paintings.

All of the works in this “Part 1” were painted in August 2009 when I spent a week at the Banff Centre.


“Twisted Stone”, Oil on hardboard, 30 by 41 cm, 2009


“Mountain Mystery”, oil on canvas, 61 by 41 cm, 2009


“Long Shadows on Tunnel Mountain”, oil on hardboard, 30 by 41 cm, 2009


“Bow Valley from Tunnel Mountain”, oil on hardboard, 41 by 30 cm, 2009


“Sun Play (Banff)”, oil on hardboard, 61 by 51 cm, 2009


“Banff Evening Solitude”, oil on canvas, 51 by 76 cm, 2009

Night Train (a Series)

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.


“Rolling Through the Night”, oil on canvas, 41 by 51 cm, Nov 2008


“November Rockies Dusk”, oil pastel on paper, 23 x 30 cm, 2009


“Passing in the Night”, oil pastel on paper, 23 x 30 cm, 2008


“Night Siding”, oil pastel on paper, 23 x 30 cm, 2009


“Dawn Arrival”, oil pastel on paper, 23 x 30 cm, 2009


“Supporting the Dawn”, oil pastel on paper, 30 x 23 cm, 2008


“Morning Train into Vancouver “, oil on hardboard, 61 x 71 cm, 2008


Mountains in Black and White

Here are 5  photos of the Rocky Mountains in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. I took these while on vacation in August of 2008.

Athabasca Falls

Steps at Athabasca Falls

Rocky Mountain Valley

Glacier's Edge

Long Walk to the Glacier