Friday, September 19, 2014

An unusual view of Mount Lefroy

Not the $1,667,500 Lawren Harris sketch
Watercolour and oil pastel
©2014 Charlene Brown

This painting is based on photos of Mt. Lefroy taken from the same direction, but at a slightly higher elevation than an iconic 1930 Harris painting.  A sketch for this painting recently sold for 1,667,500 CAD – yes, a sketch!

Mt. Lefroy looks quite different from this angle than in the much more famous view of the northeast face of Lefroy and Victoria Glacier framing Lake Louise.  I’m going to paint this ‘straight-up Lake Louise’ view next.