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Serene Hidden Lake – Featured Art Print

I was looking through my galleries for something that spoke “serene summer afternoon”….as we enter August with back to school starting to be discussed…seems like summer is starting to wind down slightly. What I wanted to depict is a scene that just says…”stay awhile and enjoy the summer afternoon”.

Serene Hidden Lake is a photograph I took a few years back of Hidden Lake. Hidden Lake is located a short hike from the ski village of Whistler in British Columbia. The day was perfect as my wife, my youngest daughter and I set out on this short hike to Hidden Lake. What you don’t see in the picture is the picnic tables and benches located on this side of the lake to just sit, enjoy and take in Mother Nature. Perfect setting!!

As with most of my photography there is usually a story associated with my photo shoots. The story behind this shot is what the three of us call “The Bear Incident”. As we wrapped up our afternoon and started our hike back chatting and just enjoying each others company, we were greeted by a pack of black bears (ok it was just three) wandering onto the path not to far ahead of us. My brain started going through the do’s and don’ts of what to do when you encountered bears in this area. I remember reading don’t show fear…no sudden movements…and remove yourself as quickly and quietly from the area as you can. We all three froze at the same moment and keeping eye contact with the pack (ok…just three again)…we slowly started backing up. The bears did give us a look, but apparently didn’t think we were worthy of their time and trotted off into the woods away from us. Ok…so that’s the bear story…no large grizzly attacking us or anything like that…but did give us all a moment of “Crap…now what do we do” (Ok the word wasn’t crap, but you get the idea). Thoughts?

 

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Main Street Whistler – Featured Art Print

Main Street Whistler – is a wall art print created using fauvism painting technique of main street. This technique focuses on bold brush strokes, abstract shapes and bright colors creating a modern look.
The setting is Whistler, British Columbia, a popular ski destination in the winter. The time of year is fall, when all of the leaves of the trees are at their peak color. Whistler is a pedestrian friendly skiing village. The architecture is reminiscent of a Swiss village. It is nestled in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains housing the ski slopes. Thoughts?


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Dusk in the Harbor

I just updated one of my galleries with a series of watercolor prints. I wanted to share a few of them with you. This particular gallery is a series of watercolor landscapes. The first picture is of boats in Victoria Harbor, British Columbia at dusk.

I drew the scene with simple and almost abstract sketching. I then used the color hues to create the time of day “dusk”. Notice the lighter colors in the sky and reflected in the harbor. The rest of the hues are darker blues throughout. As a special focal point, I enjoy the docks that have “lamps lit” on the two boats in the foreground.

The next picture is “Sunrise in the Harbor”. Using Victoria Harbor again, this time a different perspective of the harbor and different lighting creating an early morning look.

Same simplified drawing technique, but notice the color hues….lighter and brighter. The blue hues are not as dark and the coloring on the boats is more vivid. The look of early morning is created by the coloring of the sky and the coloring on the boats.

The next picture is also from Canadian landscape. It’s called ” Contemplation at the Lake“.

This is a picture of “Hidden Lake” near Whistler, British Columbia. Again, same drawing technique….simple almost abstract…with the story being told by the coloring. I like using purple, dark blue hues for mountains and love the accent of green with the trees in the foreground. The individual sitting on the shore looks deep in thought creating the name of the picture.

Keeping with the mountain theme from this picture, the next one is of more mountains around the Whistler area.

Again, I like the purple and blue hues for mountains….this one more purple than the blue. The green trees in the foreground also add that accent look. A little more detail in the drawing on this one in the trees to make them more of a focal point.

To finish out the samples, I have included a picture of Mt Rainier that I have done.

So, south of the Canadian border, this angle is from the Seattle area. Keeping the blue hues throughout keeps the snow capped mountain to a more subtle look. For a little fun, if you look closely just to the left of the peak, you will see a small airplane drawn in.

I hope you enjoy and for more of my recently updated art prints, please visit either my main online art gallery (TheWallGallery) or this specific gallery: Landscape Watercolor 3.

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