I painted this from a photo taken during the last winter that this beautiful historic home stood in my town. The belief I have that the right person will come along for my paintings have been proven. The buyer has a special connection to this place through a lifetime of ties, to this house and to the former owners. It is so special when this happens that I just had to share this image again. A cherished memory caught on canvas. Love it.
The Saugeen Nation has exclusive rites to commercial fishing. This boat, The LLark is sitting at the mouth of the Saugeen River, heading towards the lake and waiting for tomorrow’s trip to catch Lake Huron whitefish. The white settlers nearly depleted the stocks and so now the indigenous people have happily regained the control of management of this tasty fish.
This old place has lots of history in town. It finally came time to bring her down and now a new home sits on the site. I am glad that I got the chance to see her one last time when the leaves were off the trees. They don’t make them like they used to.
I am getting ready for the upcoming Tour of Homes and am submitting some new pieces and some older ones for the requested themes made by the designer Kaitlyn Shuler. I easily found some winter scenes and added a new one. It seems I like painting snow and trees and grey blue skies. It was a rare day that I found sunshine at Elsinore for the painting of the gorgeous late summer foliage. I took color notes between clouds. Plein air is always more enjoyable in the company of others and the memory of being there is forever connected to the companions of the day. A bonus for all of us who love the scenery here in Grey-Bruce.
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