Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sea to Sky Highway again

Furry Creek Golf Course


©2010 Charlene Brown

I have painted several pictures of and from the Sea-to-Sky highway, which runs from Vancouver to Whistler. It was upgraded, spectacularly and at great expense, for the 2010 Winter Olympics. We’re lucky in that we have family in Squamish and drive up this fantastic highway quite frequently. (Many British Columbians have never even seen it and have been known to point out, quite rightly, that it’s hardly fair they all have to pay for it.)

The drive is especially beautiful on the fairly rare occasions when the snow comes right down to sea level, as shown in the paintings I posted in January and April of last year But I also love the colours in this picture, taken last October, including the glacial turquoise of Howe Sound, typical of the late summer and fall. Sometimes it looks more like the South Pacific than the North Pacific it very definitely is.