Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This is another painting of Port George in the early 1800’s taken from a postcard I purchased last summer at the Candle in the Window Gift Shop. This is just one of the many wharfs that lined the coast of this shipping community during that period. If you are visiting this part of the province, take the opportunity to visit the gift shop and be regaled with stories from the past. You will be amazed at the history of this beautiful area. The painting is called “A Wharf at Port George, N. S. and is 6” x 12”.
Friday, January 22, 2010
During the winter months I get together with friends to paint. Today I felt like trying something new and voila! Using only black, white and shades of grey I created this painting that I call “Midnight”. It is 5” x 7”. I hope you like it.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
One of my favourite trees is a birch. Summer or winter, they stand out amongst all the other trees in the valley as their bark reflects the sun. This painting is called “Swinging from the Old Birch Tree” and is 11” x 14”. It takes me back to those sunny afternoons when I would while away the hours swinging from such a swing.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Living on the coastline of the Bay of Fundy, one becomes used to seeing fishing vessels at one point and a farm with horses and cattle at another. Some fishermen raise animals and some farmers go fishing. It is the way of life here; everyone working and living together. This painting portrays my perspective of what it is like to live here on the shore. As fishermen and farmers continue to struggle to preserve their way of life, it is important to capture the way it is. The painting “Along the Shore” is 11” x 14.