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.
So, the first studio tour I’ve done here is over. It was a great opportunity to connect with neighbors and art lovers in general. We had a great turnout and some pieces went to appreciative new homes. The best part is talking with people and getting their take and feelings about the work. Already looking forward to the next studio tour in 2018. The Shoreline Artists’ group is the best artists’ co-op I’ve encountered yet!
Next year, I hope to have some larger new work to add. That’s all for now. Have an art filled summer.