Friday, September 25, 2009

Painting in the Rockies

Opabin Plateau, Lake O'Hara, Charlene Brown

Rim of the Opabin Above Lake O’Hara

Watercolour and crayon

©2009 Charlene Brown

This is the view from the north shore of Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park, looking up to the outer rim of the Opabin Plateau. My daughters and I had just returned from hiking on the plateau, where the larch were beginning to turn golden – a couple of weeks late, as every season has been in western Canada this year. This is one of the few places in the high country that grizzly restrictions are not in place – in some of the other areas we hiked you’re required to stick together in larger groups – and it’s suggested you yell, “Yo, bear!” from time to time, as the bears have been conditioned to expect loud bangs and rubber bullets, when they hear that.

Click on this link to see some of my sketches on an interactive map.View Opabin Plateau in a larger map