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Posted by on Feb 1, 2015

Heading to calmer waters

Heading to calmer waters

Heading to Calmer Waters – 16 x 20 Acrylic


I get a little homesick or should I say “cottage” sick standing back and looking at this painting.  My sister Gabie and I often go kayaking on Lake Lauzon.  When you round this point from the larger open part of the lake, you approach the bay where our family’s cottage is.  And the water in the bay is always calmer.

If you look in the upper left, there is a boat house that belongs to the cottage.  It is leaning now, because it’s support posts have shifted from upheavals from too many cold northern Ontario winters.  It was built by my dad, back in a time when you were allowed to build over the water’s edge.  The front end is rotting now too, so it will probably need new supports some day or perhaps it would have to be removed.  It’s not really being used at all now.  Well, I think it is home to a beaver at times when my sister doesn’t annoy him too much by shooing it away.

This painting also takes me to a time when I’m on vacation and spending time with family, when life slows down, and takes me to those calmer waters.  It’s a nice memory.