Christopher Kovacs - Fine Art
June 18, 2021   3:50 pm NL Time

Rest Stop

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Rest Stop


Status of Original Painting – Private Collection

All prices are in Canadian dollars

Size: 15 x 20  inches

Price: Inquire

Medium: Watercolour on 300 lb Arches


This is Lake Louise, Alberta, from the unusual viewpoint of looking down on it from above. I’ve been there at least a half dozen times but I almost didn’t recognize it – the distinguishing color of the water gave it away. Most photos feature Lake Louise from the shore, looking like a bowl with the mountains wrapping around it.

My thanks to the indispensable Brittany Ryan, who graciously suggested that I use her reference photo. The only proviso was that she be allowed to name the painting. It happened that during a long cross-Canada road trip this past summer, she stopped to use a highway rest stop, and there she encountered this fabulous view. Apparently she had to do some fancy acrobatics and other exertions to get an optimal view with her camera. From this came her suggested title “Pee Stop.” That made me laugh, but I thought it a bit too crude for the title of this painting. I suggested the double-entendre “Mountain Void,” but the compromise we agreed upon is “Rest Stop.”

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