Tuesday, 14 August 2018

What a Great Summer

I have been camping and painting for almost six weeks.  It has been very hot but also quite productive for me.  We were camping in various parks from Killbear near Owen Sound all the way across to Neys Provincial Park near Marathon (almost to Thunder Bay)  Many of the group of seven painted extensively in this area so I researched some locations before I went and tried to find them.

My favourite was near Wawa.  A Y Jackson had a cabin on a Lake Superior beach just south of the town.  One of his paintings called Shoreline Wawa Lake Superior was painted in 1955 in a small cove just north of this beach.  I had to scramble over some rocks to get to it but I found the cove.  It was a huge thrill for me to be standing painting almost exactly where he stood to paint his.  I think my painting shows how inspired I was.

I painted about 25 paintings on this trip and I think I produced some of my best work.  Many of the others can be found at http://www.johnchristie.ca/northern-ontario-2018.html