Thursday, August 23, 2012

Lake Louise Study, by Kim Blair

Lake Louise Study
9x12 oil on canvas

Lake Louise is one of those gorgeous mountain lakes that almost takes your breathe away when you view it for the first time, and the second time, and the third time... 

It certainly was intimidating to pick up my brush and try my hand at painting a study from one of my reference photos, but it was important for me to push myself through the fear of trying to capture this million dollar view that has become such an icon of Rocky Mountains in Alberta.  I am going to create a few more versions of this particular view and see how far I can push the colors, brush work and mark making... perhaps even an abstraction will appear.

9x12 oil on canvas (needs some drying time)