My paintings are so often inspired from the vantage point of a paddler. My mother claimed that every time I went to a duck pond, I would quack for a week. So nothing ever changes.
The challenge of this painting was that it was all about value rather than hue. That, and the teeny tiny people. Jon is wearing the brimmed hat in the second canoe.
This is our view. We still miss that white pine, which succumbed to lightning a few years ago.
Allen Park is just as gorgeous in the winter as in the summer.
A bridge came in handy when we stopped for lunch on the Rocky Saugeen because the high angle allowed me to capture the old canoe’s cedar strip interior in all its beaten-up glory.
The combination of autumn colour and softened reflection gave rise to this diptych. I kept it very soft and undefined by using the brush I had totally ruined for fine work!
This pair of large snow and water impressions of our river was interesting to paint. I especially loved the blue shadows on the sow
As with “Tapestry II,” spring melt and remaining winter snow counterpoint one another.
It was late autumn and the sycamore was catching the last low light as mist began to rise. It seemed to me that it was slipping into a long winter dream.

Gallery of Saugeen Landscapes by Z’Anne