"Athabasca River", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board
Because of the forest fire in the Maligne Valley in Jasper that started the week were painting there, Jeanne Edwards and I decided to leave Jasper early and spend a day driving down the Jasper-Banff Highway. It is 144 miles between Jasper and Lake Louise and has been described as one of the most scenic highways in the world. Early on during the day we stopped at a spot along the river to do our final painting for the trip. It was beautiful and cool in the early morning air and a perfect spot with an amazing view of the mountain behind the river.