Adventure Plein Air Painting – Firth River, Yukon, CA (Part 2)
Halfway to Heaven documents the Men Who Paint’s artistic journey though the remote National Park, which borders Alaska and the Beaufort Sea and shows them at work on some of the over 100 plein air paintings done on site. The artists, accompanied by Parks Canada staff and a camp cook, were based at the Sheep Creek Warden station on the Firth River. There they slept in tents, visiting various locations on foot, or in some instances by helicopter, to document the National Park.
Since their formation in 2007, Men Who Paint have embraced plein air painting. Inspired by the work and adventurous spirit of the early Canadian painters, the group, until recently, has spent most of their painting time outdoors. Their travels have seen them at many Canadian locations, including Banff National Park, Ontario’s Algonquin Park, and Yukon’s Ivvavik National Park, Prince Albert National Park, Emma Lake, La Ronge and Cypress Hills.
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