Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Icefields Parkway

Saskatchewan Crossing

Watercolour and ink

©2010 Charlene Brown

This was painted using a photo taken on a painting trip last September, looking south from the bridge where the Icefields Parkway crosses the North Saskatchewan River. It shows the early fall colours at this elevation – they were a little further along when we reached our eventual destination, Lake O’Hara, in Yoho National Park.

I’m heading into the Rockies again in a couple of weeks, this time to Mt. Assiniboine, a British Columbia Provincial Park, accessible only by helicopter from Kananaskis Country in Alberta. (Well, you can also go in on foot, but we won’t be doing that!) I’m hoping to do some plein air painting, but will take lots of pictures in case that proves difficult – the clothing suggested for this expedition includes an unsettling amount of rain and snow gear!