Happy Spring to ALL

My first oil painting of this year…March 22, 2015…”Life Among the Birch Trees”

 

 

 

 

"Life Among the Birch Trees" March 15, 2015 COPYRIGHT:   Jane H. Johann

“Life Among the Birch Trees” March 15, 2015
COPYRIGHT: Jane H. Johann

 

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“The Three Sisters”

I took a diversion from my writing and decided the best way to rest was to dabble with my oil paints. I had the privilege of being in Alberta this past year, and while there went to Banff.  On the southern track of the Canadian Rockies, part of the Selkirk Mountains, near Canmore,  are a trio of mountain peaks. They are named individually, as “Big Sister,” or “Faith,”  “Middle Sister” or “Charity,” and “Little Sister,” or “Hope.” Canmore is just east of Banff National Park in southwestern Alberta.

Originally, they were named “The Three Nuns,” by Albert Rogers in 1883. Later the name was changed to “The Three Sisters,” on a map drawn by Dr. George Dawson in 1886. The story that accompanies the naming, is that the three nuns went for a walk and then never returned, and became the “Three Sisters” of the mountain ridge.

I have more of my oil paintings on the 4th page of this blog, entitled MY PAINTINGS, located on the sidebar, as you scroll down, if you are so inclined to view more.  When I paint, I am completely into the picture and relaxed. I like to paint when I am completely alone–for me, it is a meditation. Thank you for visiting! Your comments are always appreciated!

"Three Sisters"  Oil Painting by Jane H. Johann; c.August, 2014. near Canmore, Alberta, CANADA

“Three Sisters”
Oil Painting by Jane H. Johann; c.August, 2014. near Canmore, Alberta, CANADA