High up in Manning Park, Blackwell Peak hosts some stunning wild flower meadows. To any gardener who toils to create beauty in their own yard, it is a joy and a wonder to see this abundance of flowers covering the hillsides. Fearless and exuberant, they spring forth from harsh conditions in a hurry to get pollinated and set seed to insure that their species continues to thrive. To stroll through these meadows, breathing in the mountain air and gazing off across the mountain ranges fading into the distance, is an uplifting experience and makes me think I have found heaven on earth.
Painting the scene allows me to capture that moment in time when the flowers were at their peak. By contrast I like to think of them buried in the winter snows, huddling in their roots or the little seeds snuggled in the soil, frozen but waiting for the summer heat to start them growing.
Nature is so amazing!
|Exhibition:||2021 Scenes From Western Canada Exhibition|
|Technique:||Acrylic on Canvas|
|Contents:||Slope, Plant, Nature, Outdoors, Tree, Fir, Abies, Wilderness, Scenery, Flower, Blossom, Landscape, Grass, Conifer, Mountain, Vegetation, Field, Grassland, Countryside, Vase, Jar, Pottery, Potted Plant, Mountain Range, Peak, Spruce, Panoramic, Land, Planter, Rural|
|Edition:||Original, one of a kind artwork|
|Unframed Size:||24in x 36in|
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia