Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Lake Superior, 40” x 24”, oil on canvas, 2003
An amazing morning at Tea Harbour, in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. I love dramatic lighting whenever I can get it, and the landscape in this region had all the elements combined to offer up a beautiful view first thing in the morning. The trees behind me blocked the sun’s low rays, casting a looming shadow across the water and the base of the “Giant”, while the cloudy sky and cliff received the full strength of the warm light.
It’s sometimes difficult to paint when confronted with this kind of view, as you just want to sit there and soak it in. After breaking out of my trance, I finally got to work before ephemeral scene changed too much.