Jasper Peaks

Day Three of our plein air painting with Watercolour in Jasper took us along the Icefield Parkway to the realm of mighty mountain peaks and wide open rivers.  We saw many peaks, this being a crisp, sunshiny day, and the morning shadows were incredible.  We appreciated taking a little tour before settling down to paint – once the temperature rose above 0 Celsius.  Others who did paint found that their washes could crystallize as they were laid down.

By the time we settled down at a sunny riverside spot, it was warm enough to paint wearing ski pants and several top layers.  By afternoon, we were down to t-shirts and jeans.  We even enjoyed watching an Australian tourist test the frigid water – without feeling too much empathy to stand!

We did paint several of the peaks.  There were no signs to give their names, though.  The only one I know above is Mount Fryatt in the top right corner.


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