Cameron Falls at Waterton National Park are one of the most recognizable falls in Western Canada because of their unique "H" formation. If you haven't visited Waterton, I highly recommend it be added to your "bucket list". I really feel it is one of those best kept secrets of an absolutely breathtaking setting that many folks have yet to discover.
I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of painting water - I often say water, rocks and clouds are three of my favourite things! This piece is in its early stages of being blocked in. With the luxury of spending more time in my studio, I have found it very helpful to do more planning in my paintings. My Coach, Doug, is happy to know that I am actually now enjoying this added focus rather than being somewhat haphazard in my approach due to.....squirrel!!.......yes, I have been prone to distraction.
First step with this piece, after selecting it as my subject matter, was to determine the best size surface to paint it on. I had a lovely 30 x 40 canvas just waiting for a powerful image. I did a small version in a quick study to help me gain a better understanding of the values and composition. Pleased with how that went, I am moving full steam ahead!
(notice the inventive method for securing the canvas to the easel :)