Thursday, 24 May 2012

Opening the Cottage

Bellerby's Island
30" x 30" acrylic on canvas  
This is for sale - contact me for price if interested.

We spent the Victoria Day weekend (just passed) in a traditional Canadian way - 'opening the cottage'. Our small, very rustic cottage (outdoor shower and even an out house) is located in the Haliburton Highlands - a beautiful rugged area about 3 hours north of Toronto. The weather was fabulous and the black flies that normally drive us indoors, were almost non-existent (what does that mean?). This painting is one that I completed late last summer while at the cottage and was inspired by some views I had of a tiny island on our lake, owned by some dear older friends who have the coolest tiny cabin imaginable, there. You can barely see the island ( the clump of trees that seem to project on the horizon) in the photo taken from our dock - but you will see what the area is like.  I wanted to portray my love of this place and beauty of the land forms through a bolder more colourful palette.  Can't wait to get back there!

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