Johnson Lake Paintings – Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

I was recently going through a few paintings from spring of 2016. During that time I was taking a theme and then doing a few paintings based on a single theme before moving to a new subject matter. I thought it would be interesting to do a post showing a few paintings based on a single location.

These paintings are all from Johnson Lake which is located in Banff National Park (Alberta, Canada).

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Johnson Lake #4 – 8″x10″, acrylic on paper, 2016

This first painting is from the viewpoint looking back on the trail that skirts the lake. This is a lovely spot for walking with clear views and the warm sun often bounces off the slope.

Johnson Lake #3

Johnson Lake #3 – 8″x10″, acrylic on paper, 2016

This view of Johnson Lake is one of the first scenes one sees when they approach the lake from the parking area. In the background we have the beautiful mountains of Banff National Park, while the foreground displays the sandy beach and blue green water, a color associated with many lakes and rivers that run through the Rockies. The location in which one sees this view is a perfect place for a picnic.

Johnson Lake #2

Johnson Lake #2 – 8″x10″, acrylic on paper, 2016

In painting this work, I wanted to explore the interesting shape of the tree while highlighting the amazing color of the lake.  This angle is from the far end of Johnson Lake. This painting has a slightly different paint treatment than the other paintings shown. The other paintings are painted in a flat and matte style, while this painting employs textures and glazes with a hint of gloss in the sky and tree. I think it is quite interesting to add this texture to a work on paper.

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Johnson Lake #1 – 8″x10″, acrylic on paper, 2016

This final Johnson Lake painting again focuses on a tree in the foreground, a tree located at the far end of the lake. I will admit I really enjoy painting trees, especially trees that have yet to leaf out. This painting takes a slightly looser approach as I felt the tree and the blues in the background did not need competition from further detail. It is one of those paintings that reached a point and just felt right, I loved the blues, I loved the movement in the branches, and I knew it was time to put down the brush.

It is always interesting when you start to paint a single area in multiple paintings. I have done this with a few different spots including one area in the Gulf Islands where I have based many paintings. I find the more times you visit a spot the more your paintings evolve, and the more you paint the location the more you enjoy future visits. Painting and hiking are great mates, once you know scenery could become future inspiration for your art, you start to really “see” the landscape you are viewing.

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Paintings by Debra Hunter

http://www.debra-hunter.com

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Falling Water – Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, AB, Canada

Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, AB, Canada

Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, AB, Canada

Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, AB, Canada

 

Big Hill Springs Provincial Park provides an abundance of beauty. Falling water and bubbling brooks at every turn. An oasis in the middle of the prairies.



Those following this blog or visiting the website may have noticed I have been adding a few landscape images here and there. I am currently planning to redo the site (over the next several months) in which I also profile the other styles of photography I engage in. While portraiture is the basis for the bulk of the photography I create for Hunter Photographics, each year I also take tens of thousands of landscape and nature images. I have decided it is time for the site to more accurately reflect the whole range of the type of work I do.

In the coming months you will be seeing, in addition to the usual portrait photography, landscapes, cities, still life, lifestyle and product photography. Re-creating a site is a daunting task but I think the end result will be well worth it.

Photography by Debra Hunter
Red Deer, Alberta and Pender Island, BC

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A Frozen Gaetz Lake in Black & White – Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

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gaetz lake, red deer, alberta, canada

gaetz lake, red deer, alberta, canada

gaetz lake, red deer, alberta, canada

gaetz lake, red deer, alberta, canada

gaetz lake, red deer, alberta, canada

Covered with tracks, land shadows and a beaver lodge in the distance, the Gaetz Lakes show their beauty in the winter months.

For more images of Heritage Square please visit our Images of Red Deer page.

Photography by Debra Hunter
Hunter Photographics

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Mt. Rundle – A Classic Alberta Landscape

Mt. Rundle, Banff, Alberta, Canada copyright Debra Hunter / Hunter Photographics

Mt. Rundle, Banff, Alberta, Canada
copyright Debra Hunter / Hunter Photographics

Mount Rundle (Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada) glowing in evening light.

Photography by Debra Hunter
Hunter Photographics

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email:  hunterphotographics@shaw.ca

 

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Coffee Sweaters Now At The Whyte Museum Shop (Banff, Alberta)

My Coffee Sweaters are now dressing up lattes, mochas and double doubles in the mountains!

The latest batch has found a home at The Whyte Museum Shop in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Just think, you can visit the museum, buy a coffee sweater, pick up a nice big coffee at one of the great local coffee shops, and then enjoy your coffee in spectacular world class scenery. The makings of a great day.

If you are in Banff be sure to pop in and check out the museum, the shop and the coffee sweaters.

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Coffee Sweaters by Debra Hunter
Studio H & Hunter Photographics

Red Deer, AB and Pender Island, BC

www.thehuntergroup.ca