Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Painting in the Rockies II

Moraine Lake

Watercolour, crayon & ink

©2009 Charlene Brown

This is the SW end of Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks in Banff National Park, one of the areas in which we were hiking a couple of weeks ago. This view shows one of the streams of melt water flowing into that end of the lake. This inflow contains ‘rock flour’ which gives the lake its colour. Also shown is the glacier to the left of Mt Fay (the highest peak in the picture) not normally seen in the much more famous view of the lake from the rockpile at its NE end. This better known view (with Mt Fay on the extreme left) used to be on our twenty-dollar bills.