June was a wet month in the supposed sunny Okanagan but the garden loved it. Carl planted very early this year and we had beets, carrots, lettuce and peas ready to eat. The view from my studio is gorgeous.
I was asked to do a painting of Adams Lake by my friend Paul for his dad, Neil's birthday. They have been up to the cabin at Adams Lake for years, Carl and I have joined them a few times so I was very excited to work on this one. After a few sketches and lots of ideas I love how it turned out and I know the family is happy as well. Thank you Paul, Mara and Neil, hope you have a great time up there again this year!
|Adams Lake, 12" x 36" Commission|
|KVR, 24" x 24" $315 Displayed at Therapy Vineyards|
|Kootenay Lake, 24" x 48" $500|
We camped two nights on the way there, once outside of Revelstoke and then just past Jasper National Park.
|The Rocky Moutnains, 16" x 20" - SOLD at M Gallery in Penticton!|
|The Farm, 16" x 20" Gift for my Sister|
On the way back we camped in Jasper National Park with the Jones family and then we splurged and got a hotel in Golden...with a water slide. Well worth the extra dollars to see Joni's face going down that slide.
It was a great family vacation for those 10 days with lots of inspiration from the Rocky Mountains, glaciers, lakes and well, maybe some from the prairies.
|Joni on JK|
|Joni at Athabasca Falls|
|Joni and I at the Columbia Glacier|
|The stunning Rocky Mountains|
|Water Tower in Fernie, BC|
|Carl, Joni and Siren at the Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk, Revelstoke National Park|