North Thompson River, Looking South
24" x 36" - acrylic on canvas - $600
I have been meaning to paint this view of the North Thompson River ever since I took the photo on a road trip in western Canada last September. The terrain along the river as we drove from Kamloops in BC towards Jasper in Alberta was really interesting - sparse and even scrub-like. Despite liking the the muted colours of the real landscape I chose a palette of blue, violet and green hues for the painting. I really enjoyed the process of simplying the landscape elements, and working large - and I really am happy with the results.
And, just a note about the painting - the colours in the actual painting are deeper, darker, more varied and therefore richer looking than in this photo.