What's in a Name?
Mount Assiniboine (3,618m or 11,970 feet) Located on the Great Divide (on the border between BC and Alberta) in Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, BC on the border between BC and Alberta, this mountain is the highest peak in the southern continental ranges of the Canadian Rockies. It looks a little like the Matterhorn, so it isn't surprising that it's sometimes called "The Matterhorn of the Rockies." The mountain was named by George Dawson who, it is said, thought the mountai
Stormy Edith Cavell
Painting outside can be an adventure, especially in the mountains! The weather can change from one moment to the next - you really never know what to expect. I hadn't been painting for that long - maybe a couple of years - and I was up on the meadow painting Mount Edith Cavell. Suddenly huge hail clouds - massive cumulonimbus clouds rolled in. The wind picked up and literally grabbed my painting off the easel. It tumbled end over end down the meadow, still wet! I chased after
Here Comes the Train!
A group of us were taking a workshop with Gregg Johnson near Jasper. The Colin Range is in the background and we were all trying to get photo reference material of the train when it was in just the right spot with the mountains behind. I can only imagine what the poor engineers were thinking when a group of crazy photographers and artists jumped out on the tracks trying to get the perfect angle for their shots! I made sure to wave and smile and point at my camera from where I