High Above Vermilion Lakes
Banff is such a beautiful mountain town in the Canadian Rockies and I love heading out along Vermilion Lakes and gather various references. I sketch after using a crayon and also I will bring if I have time my small paint box and do an oil study. This piece was inspired by a sketch I did where I was looking at the mountains and alpine slopes surrounding the lakes. I love all the angles on this piece and felt I could make a strong composition. Often some of the best paintings come from out of the corner of my eye, away from the classic scene that are so often photographed.