This is a painting I did several years ago after a trip to Bella Coola, north of where I grew up on the coast of British Columbia:
Bella Coola Lupines, 16″x 20″ acrylic on canvas, copyright © Kathryn Beals
This is one of those paintings that just came together quickly without any planning. I painted it on my mom’s kitchen table with her paints and brushes and a borrowed canvas, and it took about 45 minutes. If I were painting it again, I might have planned the composition a little better so that the end of the tallest flower had more contrast against the sky or mountains, but I like the unstructured quality of it and it’s a nice memory.
Here are two photos from the place we visited: