My Superior Inspiration
The north shore of Lake Superior has become my favourite painting subject. In the last two years, I have been fortunate to visit this scenic region of Ontario six different times, in all four seasons, on photography excursions. The resulting photos, hundreds of them, continue to provide a wealth of painting inspiration.
Here are the Lake-Superior-themed watercolours I have created so far. With two-thirds of the collection already sold, I know that I am not the only person captivated by the beauty and majesty of this region. Click on the images to see more details (including step-by-step creation videos in some cases):
Holding On, 18 x 24" (sold)
Superior Gems, 12 x 12" (sold)
Superior Strength, 12 x 24" (sold)
Listen to the Lake, 16 x 12" (sold)
Come to Rest, 9 x 12" $400.
Where Giants Meet, 12 x 16" (sold)
A Foot in Cold Water, 18 x 24" $1750.
Superior Monarch, 12 x 12" (sold)
Crystal Clear, 12 x 16" $770.
Time to Head South, 16 x 20" (sold)
Clarity, 28 x 11" (sold)
Superior Road Trip, 11 x 14" $620.
Moongazer, 16 x 12" (sold)
Autumn on Lake Superior, 12 x 10" (sold)
I made this 2-minute video showing highlights of our visits to Lake Superior in 2018. I grew up on the Canadian Shield, so the topography reminds me of my childhood. If you have not seen the north shore in person, these images will give you an idea of why I find the scenery of Lake Superior profoundly inspiring:
I have so many beautiful photos put aside in my 'must paint' file, that I hardly know where to start. I look forward to sharing more of my Lake Superior paintings with you as I create them. I can see 2019 will be another 'superior' year for me. I hope it is a good one for you too!
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