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.
NOTE: This painting won the People's Choice Award for The Best Painting in the Garibaldi Art Club's Fall Art Show 2020.
Painting Specifications: Medium: Acrylic paint & black ink Size: 11w x 14h-inches Surface: Illustration Board Completed: November 2019 Price: $1,400 CND