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Mitchell Fenton

Mitchell Fenton

Mitchell Fenton

The Trees And The Forest

Lake O'Hara in Winter

“THE TREES AND THE FOREST” is an up-close-and-distant view of Lake O’Hara in the winter. These new landscape paintings further explore my favourite Rocky Mountain area to paint, with a first time visit in the winter!

I was at Lake O’Hara for a few days last February. Although it was far too cold to paint outside, there was beautiful clear weather for taking photographs. My focus was the BIG picture as well as the details found only in winter. With guidance, I skied to Odaray for a first-time view of O’Hara from that vantage point. Later in the day at lake level, the changing light was fantastic. These oil-on-canvas studio paintings are from that trip.

Exploring techniques in the studio, in order to enhance focus and depth of field on details and distance, I turned to utilizing hard and soft edges - all in an effort to better convey the beauty of Yoho National Park.

Part of Banff Gallery Hop - SnowDays 2020.

January 15 to 26

Reception Date Saturday, 18 January, noon to 5 pm.

Banff Gallery Hop is a project of the Banff Art & Culture Committee with support from Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Banff & Lake Louise Tourism.