Saturday, February 18, 2012

On Location on WestJet 570

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Landing in Calgary
Watercolour, crayon and marker
©2012 Charlene Brown         

Needless to say, I’m not claiming this was painted on location on my WestJet flight to Calgary, but it is based on two of the photos I took from there.  The painting was supposed to be an abstract but, as usual, I got caught up including virtually everything I’d recognized as we glided toward the airport – bank towers, Calgary Tower (topped by a red revolving restaurant) Suncor (the fact the building is red is only part of the reason it was initially referred to as Red Square) followed by the recently-completed Bow Building (designed by Foster + Partners – they also designed the Gherkin at 30 St. Mary Axe in London).  In the distance are the Rockies, closer in is the Canada Olympic Park (all you can see is the ski jump) and to the right of that, the Alberta Children’s Hospital (sometimes called the Lego hospital, if that helps you find it).