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Posted in Articles on July 21, 2013

Fisheyes on the shore of Huron

I was on the shore of Lake Huron this weekend, just south of Kincardine. I took the opportunity to get to know my new $20 fisheye lens filter and shoot some reference photos. The light was amazing and some spectacular clouds rolled in across the lake along with the cooler air. I ... Continue Reading

Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on June 12, 2013

Lake Huron—rose after sunset

Facing west from the east shore of Lake Huron, the last of the rose light paints the receding clouds above the quieting water. A typical scene in early summer as the weather settles into the warmer season’s new rhythm. Larger image. “Lake Huron—rose after sunset ... Continue Reading

Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on June 12, 2013

Last of the light, northern lake

As the day draws to a close, facing south, the last of the days sunlight illuminates a small lake in the dreamy haze of late summer. Larger image. “Last of the light, northern lake” Acrylic on panel 36x36in 2013 This painting is in the private collection of Gary ... Continue Reading

Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on June 12, 2013

Lake Huron—rolling cloud front

Facing west on Lake Huron, late in the day, out on the horizon a thin band of clear sky beneath the rolling cloud-front gives a glimpse of the sunlight reflecting on the water. Larger image. “Lake Huron—rolling cloud front” Acrylic on panel 36x36in 2013 Continue Reading

Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on June 12, 2013

Urban shoreline by night

This scene depicts a typical urban nighttime view of a curving Great Lakes shoreline. In the distance the light pollution from the bright orange line of the sodium streetlights bleeds up, illuminating the high cloud cover as the lower rain-clouds disperse and drift off. Larger Im ... Continue Reading

Posted in Interrupted Horizons, Landscapes, Paintings on October 31, 2012

That dam river, Rockwood.

Rockwood Conservation Area, located in the village of Rockwood just east of Guelph, is an idyllic microcosm of the majestic north with pines, dramatic cliffs, isolated islands and dark still waters. Far from natural, though, it is another example of a constructed landscape that s ... Continue Reading

Posted in Interrupted Horizons, Landscapes, Paintings on October 31, 2012

Roos, the idyll of Victoria.

Sadly, for many urban dwellers, the closest they come to nature is their city’s park system. Roos Island, in the heart of Kitchener’s downtown Victoria Park squats beautifully in the middle of dammed Schneider Creek just before it descends below ground into the maw of ... Continue Reading

Posted in Interrupted Horizons, Landscapes, Paintings on October 31, 2012

Guelph Lake—this road we’re on.

Like many of the conservation areas in southwestern Ontario, Guelph Lake is a man-made body of water behind an earthern dam. It is a sad irony that the experience of nature as a recreational destination is mediated through the industrial history of the region. Depicted here at ni ... Continue Reading

Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on July 11, 2012

Fair weather Huron (dusk)

A familiar sight to those lucky enough to live on the eastern shore of Lake Huron— the haze of summer darkens on the horizon not long after the sun sets. This piece is another experiment with new approaches to water textures. “Fair weather Huron (dusk)” Acrylic on p ... Continue Reading