|Leona Olausen, "River Valley Sun", acrylic on canvas, 28.5" x 22.5"|
Olausen's remarks on this work: Inspiration for this piece – It is April 29, 2014 early morning with the warm sun spreading across the landscape warming the Edmonton River Valley. With brush in hand, feeling a heightened sense of awareness, I record the beauty of nature and how light moves across the river valley. En plein, acrylic on canvas is quickly completed at home studio, so that the painting does not lose the response I felt when painting on location.
Marking the Valley is at the Kaasa Gallery in the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455 87 Ave NW in Edmonton) from August 28 to October 7, 2014 and at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium ( 1415 14 Ave NW in Calgary) from October 17 to November 30, 2014.