The paintings and life of Alice Saltiel-Marshall SFCA, ASA
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Exquisite light at sundown, May 31st, 2011
A week ago today we were camping with Don and Ann at Dinosaur Provincial Park, near Brooks, Alberta. It was our third visit and everywhere I was tripping over familiar hoodoos and memories. Titles of oils and watercolours, painted long ago, came tumbling out of my mouth. And all over again I found myself completely fascinated by the strange beauty of this World Heritage Site. Our first visit was in September 1993 and it was quickly followed by a second trip in April 1994 because I was on a bender to paint this wild, barren, lunar landscape.
Me, Bill and a favourite hoodoo behind the Visitor Centre
If you click on the above link it will take you to the photo essay I compiled of our recent time there in which I integrated some of my paintings.
I came home consumed with the desire to really remember that time. So I dug out photos from the early trips and revisited the artwork as a result of them. I fished out painting slides, learned how to scan them and made a complete digital record of the collection. It was a deeply satisfing experience. I invite you to click on the following link to know the details behind the series, the exhibitions and to see all of my badlands paintings: