Cattle bridge, McDonalds Bay,
Meech Lake, Gatineau Park, Que.
8"x10" oil on wood
where JP had to hop out of the canoe in water up to his belt to push our canoe over the logs to pass to the other side. Thanks JP!
Paddling Meech Lake
While in Gatineau Park, Quebec I had some excellent opportunities to paddle around Meech Lake. It's a pretty pristine lake with lots of little wilderness pockets around it's perimeter.
My friend and guide, Jean-Paul Murray helped me to experience the lake in the most genuine manner, including hopping right out of the canoe into waist deep water so he could shove our canoe over a submerged log. Just so we could continue on to the other side of the cattle bridge. The cattle bridge is a build up of logs and earth cutting a bridge like path through one of the bogs on McDonalds Bay. Long since abandoned it has many submerged logs which will catch you unaware if you are not watching.
I snapped a few shots there and this is one of my oil sketches resulting from the experience.
The Artists Journey
This is my blog page and it is where I get to be the opinionated man that I really am. The views are my own.
I invite your replies and comments, on my virtual welcome mat.
This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.