Thursday 30 September 2010

Places to Paint: Charlene Brown's Rockies

Rim of the Opabin Above Lake O’Hara
Watercolour and crayon
©2009 Charlene Brown

I associate Charlene Brown's blog 1150 words with paintings of the Rockies.  Not surprisingly the Rockies are also Charlene's favourite place to paint. 

In her post My favourite place to paint she explains that she tried to pin it down to just one place but then decided she needed to plump for the whole of the Rockies!
...until I was about eight, I was only vaguely aware that anybody painted anything but the Canadian Rockies.
You may think Charlene has maybe always painted the Rockies and nothing but the Rockies - but you'd be wrong as her bio tells us.  As you can see Charlene is choosing the Rockies after having seen and painted a great many other places
Charlene Brown is a Canadian painter who started writing about painting trips during the ten years she and her husband lived in Dubai. The Gulf Weekly began publishing her accounts of painting trips in that part of the Arabian peninsula -- then said they might consider other countries, even such exotic locations as Canada! She had written about painting trips in over twenty countries by the time her husband retired and they returned to Canada to live.
The image at the top is the painting from her blog a year ago this week.

Note: If you'd like to participate in this series, please read the preamble in Places to Paint

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