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Chinook Wind Greeting Card featuring the painting The Chinook Wind Blows by Michael Swanson

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The Chinook Wind Blows Greeting Card




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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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Charlotte, NC

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Stunning and beautiful.....

Very nice.

Its beautiful. Love it. Voted.

You have captured this beautifully! So simple yet stunning! Well done! I voted in the contest for you and here. Good Luck!

love the subtle lines and antique color look to this painting. Voted

Simple and nice, voted:)

love this.....vf

Beautiful landscape! V

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Artist's Description

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 clear sky forming from the clouds just east of the mountains while areas not too far east are still in a deep freeze. A favourite old timer's story is about riding a dog sled fast enough because the snow was melting faster right behind the sleigh.

About Michael Swanson

Michael Swanson

CHECK OUT SwansonArt Originals LATEST SALE Please VOTE for your favorite images, it helps sales. Thanks ___________________________________________________ Michael Swanson "The hands of a Craftsman, the heart of an Artist." Heritage Gallery, Laguna, CA I'm often told; "Your art is so real looking why not just take a photo"? Well yes, if I could not draw I probably would, however a photo rarely reflects the three dimensional world we experiences, how often have you been disappointed that your photograph did not turn out as you expected? Let me explain; in a three dimensional world we see things subjectively, photographs can only capture a split second of any scene which often disappoints and is the main reason...

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