Sunday, October 16, 2011

"The Cadillac of Cabins at KML"

This is probably the most expensive and secluded cabins offered for guests of the Killarney Mountain Lodge. It would be a great place for a family to spend a week. I was very pleased with this effort. The composition and colours came together very well.

"George Lake East Basin"

This is the remarkable view from Camp site 77 overlooking George Lake. Several canoes came and went while I painted. They barely even stirred the mirrored surface of the lake.

Stormy Night on Killarney Bay

"Stormy Night" is the name of the 39 year old sailing boat operated by the Killarney Mountain Lodge. It just happened to be sailing past the western light of Killarney Channel as I was working on that portion of the painting. It was a beautiful fall day and not a "stormy night" at all!

Sunday, October 2, 2011


The next task on my agenda was to practice the handling of the Killarney trees. The pines are heavily flagged to the northeast due to the prevailing and strong southwesterly onshore flows. I worried at the start but it turned out very well indeed. It did capture the scene without painting each pine needle.This scene is in the appropriately named Red Rcok Bay.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

"Mahzenazing Dam"

It was still only 10 Celsius and the wind made it feel much colder. It was an awkward place to set up an easel but I liked the curve of the beaver dam in the foreground and the colours in the trees and how they were reflected and refracted in the water. This was an active dam as witnessed by the fresh greenery added to the top and the nearby and fresh beaver "chews". Darn it was cold though! My hands can't take the cold ever since I froze them in the 1990's.
In Google and Map Source, this waterway is called the "Megazing River". I got the name from the road sign which I trust!