When a Chinook Wind blows, parts of Montana and Alberta experience a rapid rise in temperature, snow can melt in hours and temperatures can raise from 10 degrees below in the morning to 10 degrees above by noon. This scene was painted between Cockrane and the Rockies on Alberta's old highway # 1 back in the 1970's while on a trip to Sunshine B.C. ski area. The weather had been cold for a prolonged period of time and the Chinook was a welcome phenomenon. This type of weather happens when strong winds, blowing off of the Pacific drop their moisture on the west side of the Rockies and the then warm dry wind blows on Alberta's foothills usually from Calgary south to Montana. A Chinook Arch can often be seen from Calgary south as a long arch of...
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Three colors and the truth is what my art is all about.
My paintings reflect the world I live in or want to live in.
Whatever our purpose on this planet or indeed the universe itself, is something I cannot fathom or attempt to understand. I therefore focus on what I can relate to, what I see and what makes me happy.
Skill and observation are the key ingredients of the process I call art. Creativity is the remaining element, engaging the mind and bringing art to life, however the word creativity I...
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