Killarney Whites

12” x 16”, oil on panel (2005) Near Killarney, Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada

As the wind blew the frigid air off of ice-covered Georgian Bay, I was struck by the incredible variety one can find in nature. Take the snow for example. Though many think of it as “white stuff”, upon a closer look one can see how many different shades are actually there, and realize that in fact, it’s quite hard to find pure white. I guess the naming of this painting isn’t very accurate then; perhaps I was just playing on an old stereotype.

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