Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Another of the parts less painted...

Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed
Watercolour and oil pastel
©2019 Charlene Brown

Unlike many of the spectacular locations in British Columbia, this is a ‘part less painted,’ giving it a fascination similar to Robert Frost’s ‘road less traveled.’  I’m thinking of combining the Nisga’a Memorial lava bed with paintings of other parts less painted for an exhibition. This could include Hot Springs Cove,  Macaulay Point Park, the Burgess Shale, the Paint Pots, the Treasure of SiwidiHighRock Park, and The Towers. Disqualified from ‘Parts less painted’ because they have been photographed so much, are: Skill-testing HighwaySignsRainforest Rooster, and Harbour Ferry Ballet 

The Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park is about 80 kilometres north of Terrace, near the Nisga’a villages of Gitlakdamix and Gitwinksihlkw. The Tseax Cone, the red oval  in the upper right quadrant of the painting, was the source of Canada’s most recent volcanic eruption and lava flow, a geological disaster that killed an estimated 2000 people around the year 1700.