Occasional thoughts,reminiscences and ideas from the artist Darrell Baschak
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Rocky Mountain High
Rocky Mountain Morning 8 x10 Oil on Plywood
We're just nicely back from a week long holiday in the Canadian Rockies with our kids. Had a wonderful time snowshoeing and hiking in the mountains and sightseeing in the townsites of Banff and Canmore. I only had one opportunity to paint outdoors and the result is above. It was a nice morning but I discovered that it wasn't as warm as I thought it was after being out in the elements for awhile. There was a pretty stiff wind blowing up the valley, maybe you can notice the shaky knife strokes in the painting attesting to my cold hands! I plan on doing a few large canvases based on my experiences in those mountains, very inspiring for sure.