Finished Painting: Lupines in Bella Coola

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:

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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:

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You can find this painting in my Etsy shop as a digital print or canvas print.  The original painting is not for sale.

2 thoughts on “Finished Painting: Lupines in Bella Coola

  1. Lupines are among my favorite wildflowers. I love how you set them against he backdrop of the hills and mountains. I cannot believe you painted this canvas so quickly, it looks like it would have taken days. And the painting looks so very like the picture that inspired it. :)

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