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Posted by on Mar 9, 2024 in Gallery

Rock ‘n Roll Shoreline

Rock ‘n Roll Shoreline

There are the sandy beaches, and then there are the rocky ones like this one—where the mighty Lake Huron kisses and slaps the northern shores of Manitoulin Island.

I think both are beautiful!

(though the sandy ones are a heck of lot easier to walk on!)

So many times, an artist has to take the inspiration that nature provides and translate that experience into a pleasing design. In this case, Mother Nature did most of that design work for me, piling the rocks and stones in a pretty pile. The challenge for me was just to paint it!

Rock ‘n Roll Shoreline, 20″ x 24″ acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas

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Posted by on Feb 9, 2024 in Gallery

Rock Me, Baby

Rock Me, Baby

Rock Me, Baby” 24 x 24 acrylic painting on gallery canvas by Cornelia Svela

The sound of the waves hitting the shore so softly and gently could just rock you to sleep...

This painting conjures up a lot of good feelings!

It’s inspired by a photo I took on the evening of our arrival at a cute bunkie we were staying at on Manitoulin Island. I had booked it to celebrate my birthday with a romantic getaway with my husband. It was all that and more!

A HUGE thunderstorm rolled in later that night!!!

It felt like the bunkie was going to rip apart. The rain and high winds pounded us all night long. We were sleeping in a loft and the tree branches knocked on the roof giving us little sleep. The rain and fog continued into the next day, so we didn’t see as much of the island as we would have wanted.

I’m excited to announce that this painting is destined for my first solo art exhibition to be held at TVM Gallery in Blind River, Ontario. My show titled: “Roots, Rocks, and Reflections”, will run from May 15 to Canada Day, 2024, so mark your calendars, friends! I’d love to hear from you if you visit the gallery and view my artwork on display.

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