Touch of Sun - Lake O'Hara - Yoho National Park
This 8x10 plein air oil painting was done at Sargent's Point, Lake O'Hara, in Yoho National Park. It was a cool day and the overnight accumulation of snow was beginning to melt away as I began to paint. I spent most of the day there, with some brief stops to wrap my hands around a warm cup of tea, before continuing to paint. As I was about to finish, I knew I was not satisfied with the piece. Suddenly, a brief shaft of light swept across the lake, and hit the cliff face on the other side. It added such a spark to the grey day, and to the canvas. It was just what was needed to bring life to the scene.