Sunday, March 27, 2022

Banff from all angles IV

Looking South
Watercolour, ink and computer
©2022 Charlene Brown

This unusual view of Banff is a computer-altered version of a painting my daughter used for a poster back in 2009.  Her reason for selecting this particular painting is mentioned in a blog post I wrote at the time

I’m pretty sure it’s the only picture of Goat Mountain I’ve ever painted.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Banff from all angles III

Looking East
Watercolour, crayon and computer painting
©2022 Charlene Brown

This is what Banff and Mt. Rundle look like from Mt. Norquay.  I was going to say from the top of the Mt. Norquay ski area and via ferrata, but then I remembered the photo the painting’s based on was taken near the bottom of the ski area.  I haven’t been to the top of it since about 1963 but, as I recall, the mountain looks quite different from that higher angle.

(I have never been on the via ferrata, which is above the ski area and probably never will.)


Sunday, March 13, 2022

Banff from all angles II

Looking North
Watercolour, crayon and computer painting
©2022 Charlene Brown

This better known view of Banff from Sulphur Mountain includes the iconic Banff Springs Hotel in the foreground, the town north and to the west of the hotel in the curve of the Bow River, Lake Minnewanka in the upper right and, of course, Mount Cascade, featured in almost every picture of Banff Ave. 


Sunday, March 6, 2022

Banff from all angles I

Looking West
Watercolour, crayon and computerpainting
©2022 Charlene Brown

This is the first of a series of four little paintings based on larger, more detailed pictures I’d done earlier. This one is based on a monotype I printed in 1995 and wrote a blog post about in2013

That monotype was based on a photograph of Banff taken looking west from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Banff School of Fine Arts when I attended classes there as a teenager) – an unusual angle compared to the more famous views looking north from the top of the Banff Gondola and looking east from the Mt. Norquay ski area.  I’ll write about paintings of Banff from these two angles, plus another unusual angle looking south toward Goat Mountain in the next few weeks.