NOTE: This painting is the1st place winner of thePeople's Choice Award at the Garibaldi Art Club's Annual 2020 Fall Art Show.
The Blue Mountain trail (the junction of Dewdney Trunk Road and 272nd) was the main rail line of the world's largest logging railway system in its day. This narrow-gauge railway started at Whonnock Lake (Camp No.2) and then disappeared into the rugged mountains to the north and beyond. I was walking a neighbour's dog up Blue Mountain when I came across this location. I instantly knew there was a painting hiding here, I just had to capture the best angle. The lighting was perfect. It was a hot sunny day but the shade provided by the trees made the air cool and pleasant. To the left of the painting, behind the trees, is Kanaka Creek, which flows parallel to the trail for a short distance before branching its way up the mountain.
Painting Specifications: Medium: Acrylic paint & black ink Size: 11w x 14h-inches Surface: Illustration Board Completed: November 2019 Price: $1,000 CND