Manitoulin Morning

12” x 16”, oil on panel (2007) Manitoulin Island, Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada

A quiet summer morning, with only the sound of the gently lapping water slapping the rocks, found me sitting at the water’s edge on Manitoulin Island. I rarely paint clear skies, as I usually find greater interest in the endless formations that clouds can make. But this clarity of the sky on that morning seemed to complement the clearness of the water, and offset the texture of the rocks. Mostly though, I think the sky matched the feeling of calm that I had while I painted there.

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