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Evening Paddle

Posted by on Nov 7, 2020 in Gallery

This painting combines some things that I’m pretty fond of…. summertime, sunsets and sunrises, being out on the lake canoeing or kayaking, and my son!

Evening Paddle, 18 x 24 acrylic on canvas

The inspiration for this painting came from a photo taken when my son was on a camping trip to Algonquin Provincial Park with some of his buddies several years ago.

The sunset ranks among the most colourful I’ve ever seen. It seems like the sky was on fire!

Chickadee Snacktime

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 in Gallery

A nice aspect of living here in Northern Ontario, particularly Elliot Lake, is the abundance of nature trails. If you like getting out for regular walks in the bush, you’ve got it made here. There are extensive trails throughout the area that would appeal both to the novice and the more experienced hiker.

One such trail and a very popular one year-round is the trail system surrounding the Sheriff Creek Wildlife Sanctuary.

Here you’ll find an easy walking trail through the bush, field, over boardwalks, and along a lake. There are many bird feeders and feeding stations that cater to the local birds such as this little chickadee caught chipping away at some sap on a birch tree stump.

Chickadee Snacktime 12 x 16 acrylic – $225

White birch and cedar trees are found all over our forests, so this would be a very familiar sight. Chickadees can be found year-round here. Like us, they brave the winter’s cold.

I haven’t painted many birds but really enjoyed painting this little guy!

Waterlilly Season

Posted by on Jun 15, 2020 in Gallery

Summers on the lake are not complete without the thousands of water lilies blooming in shallow waters. When we were young, my siblings and I would paddle to the end of the bay of our cottage, and pick armloads of waterlilies! Nowadays we know they won’t last very long and pick only one to admire in a glass bowl on the table.

Water Lilly acrylic painting
Water Lilly – 11″ x 14″ Cost: $175

The Kayaker

Posted by on May 26, 2020 in Gallery

We are so fortunate to live in an area where we are surrounded by a gazillion lakes. And though we have long winters, when summer rolls in we are more than rewarded with sunny days, clear skies and fresh clean northern air! And with all these lakes, you can bet we are all over them…fishing, swimming, canoeing, waterskiing, jet skiing, and my favourite: kayaking.

The Kayaker 12″ x 16″ Cost: $225

Kayaking is a great way to get around on the lakes. They’re lightweight and convenient for a single person to transport. My sister and I are out quite a bit on Lake Lauzon with our kayaks, which is what inspired me to paint this picture.

Summer Sunset over Dock

Posted by on May 21, 2020 in Gallery

The sun was setting over the dock and cast a warm orange glow over everything.
24″ x 48″ – SOLD

We’ve spent countless evenings sitting on the dock at my brother and sister- in-law’s cottage on Dunlop Lake watching the sun go down. These summer nights seem so endless. But here in northern Ontario, our summers are short and we’ve come to appreciate these warm evenings long after they have gone.

Cottage Garden

Posted by on May 21, 2020 in Gallery

There are a ton of beautiful wildflowers growing around the cottage, and in the mix are some hardy ones we have transplanted over the years from our home gardens. These spectacular irises and daylilies are among them.

6″ x 6″ framed acrylic painting set

This trio will cheer up any wall in your home or cottage. I love the yellow and purple/blue combination! Each of these sweet little paintings come framed in a black shadow box which gives a nice finished look.