New Plein Air Showing: ‘Don’t Forget the Bear Spray’ – Opening Fri Sept 6

For a plein air artist, living in Alberta, Canada is like winning the lottery. There’s pretty much nothing you can’t paint. We are blessed with all four seasons, and as diverse a geography as one could possibly hope to have, living in Canada. And I paint in as many of each, as I can, bears and snowstorms permitting.

So when I was speaking with local gallery, Framed on Fifth, about doing a show this year I knew exactly the topic I would explore – plein air in Southern Alberta. I also knew exactly who I’d invite to do the show with me – my good friend and fellow plein air artist, Hermann Brandt. Hermann and I have put on a lot of miles together painting in Alberta. Plein air painting here has lots of challenges – weather, terrain and otherwise (as our title suggests!). So, we are pleased to present this show of our plein air works – we hope you’ll come see it.

A couple dates to keep in mind:

Friday, Sept 6 from 6-9pm: Grand Opening
Sat Sept 28: Hermann and I will be doing a painting demo – come watch us create our latest painting

Framed on Fifth
1207 – 5 Ave NW
Calgary AB

A few images from our latest excursions, and of some select paintings I’ll have at the show:

Hermann and I painting at King Creek in Kananaskis
Painting at King Creek, Kananaskis
Everybody’s an art critic – this young fellow came to check out what we were painting; we don’t think he was impressed.
Painting at Lundbreck Falls; I was standing in so much spray from the falls, that by the time I finished this piece I had water running down the back of my easel. What a great experience.
The finished painting from Lundbreck Falls.
Painting at Elbow Falls, in the Elbow River Valley just west of Calgary.

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