Legislature Contours, Original Artwork
Over a century old, The Alberta Legislature Building is both the center of democracy in the province, and a cornerstone of Edmonton's Architecture. The gardens surrounding the building make the perfect plein-air setting to paint from. Painted by Aven Morken in 2019 with watercolor, using a limited color palette of phthalo, aureolun, viridian, and cadmium dark. The exquisite outline of the legislature building draws my attention when I gaze out at the Edmonton skyline. My eye constantly seeks out the Legislature building's familiar forms and contours. I selected this vantage point to highlight the many roofline layers and depth that the building has.