Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Banff of Dorian Gray

Altered panorama
Watercolour and crayon
©2016 Charlene Brown

Like the Portrait of Dorian Gray, this painting has changed drastically from previous paintings (by which I mean my previous paintings ) of the same subject, while the subject itself has remained unchanged over the years.

Unlike Dorian Gray himself, however, the ‘real’ panorama of Banff is in fact the real thing. Since the 1980s when development in Banff National Park was capped to control the environmental footprint of the town, the appearance of this part of the Bow Valley has hardly changed. The whole place is still just about perfect.