A Bear’s Playground-12X16


This plein air landscape painting was created at the base of one of the Rocky Mountains, called Mount Yamnuska, west of Calgary.  The reason for the name of this piece is that we saw evidence of bears in the area, but we set up to paint anyways! It was easy to imagine them loving this area and playing in the fields and streams.

This beautiful late summer scene captured my interest in the many textures and variety of shapes. It features warm lighting with golden yellow marshland interspersed with evergreens and framed in by the mountains. The water glistened in the warm sunshine and we were entertained by many large dragon flies.

  • Finishing: none (unframed)
  • Medium: plein air oil
  • Substrate: canvas board
  • Artwork size: 12″ x 16″
  • Finished size: n/a

Additional information

Dimensions 12 × 16 × .25 in