October in the Canadian Rockies

My painting class with Liz Wiltzen has ended and I once again have time and energy to get back online. It was an intense three days of learning methods and skills to use in designing a painting. I have always planned my paintings, but learned that I didn’t really design them. An analogy that occurred to me this week is that I have become a fairly competent carpenter (painter) and could build a house (painting), but I didn’t have the architectural (design) skills to make that house (painting) as strong and beautiful as it could be. Liz is a great teacher whom I would recommend to any artists. Visit her website at www.mountainartist.com

The workshop didn’t involve making competed paintings, so I have none to share. However, prior to the class we did have a great day at Vermillion Lakes near Banff. Here are some photos and a couple of the sketches I did that day, and a photo of Jean painting. Enjoy!


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About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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1 Response to October in the Canadian Rockies

  1. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    Very impressive sketches! DO Enjoy! See you in a few weeks. JP

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