Clouds threatened, but I chose to ignore them driving towards a southern Alberta painting adventure
Making the trip to Writing on Stone Provincial Park, after rainy days of being cooped up, I needed to shake out the cobwebs. Camera, paints, canvas, picnic, car full of gas-here we go. Driving toward the US border, the Sweet Grass Mountains are seen from the park coulees. Writing on Stone is a favorite year round hiking destination, with rolling trails and strange formations and mysterious history.
Plein air painting is like weight lifting for artists, painting on site in the elements is a chance to build painting muscles. The result may not be the finest work, but the accumulation of practice and experience is worth the effort It was challenging to step outside my box and paint this unusual landscape. The resulting painting may be a bit of a dog, but it has some spirit.