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Plein Air paintings / Montreal & Ontario

Montreal & Ontario paintings from my recent roadtrip and boat journey. From Montreal past Ottawa, through Renfrew and down along the highways to Bancroft,  Haliburton & Muskoka, spectacular leaves and gently rolling  forest throughout. Dropped my Mum off to visit with family in Midland, a day out painting with local artists at Balm Beach and […]

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Day 9 Georgian Bay & Beausoleil Island

Honeymoon Harbour on Beausoleil Island for a full day of painting. Water taxi tour through some of the 30,000 islands of Georgian Bay with Larry Simon of Honey Harbour                 

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Severn Lodge – nicely done…

It as always a bit of a crap shoot choosing accommodation off the internet. And not knowing the area it was a little risky deciding. I picked it mostly for the location – between the Muskoka lake district – woodland fall colors…and the lakeshore – dramatic rock shorelines and those iconic pine trees. After receiving […]

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Day 8 Severn Falls and Coldwater drive

It began as a search for an ATM machine. Started my journey after painting near the Severn Lodge marsh and a great woodland walk on their trails. I had booked a water taxi for the next day out on Georgian Bay – and needed to pay in cash. Rumour has it there is an ATM […]

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Day 7 Huronia…above and beyond

This roadtrip from Montreal to Midland/Toronto has been mainly so that my Mum could visit with two of  her sisters. All originally from NDG, they are not as mobile as they used to be and this was a great opportunity to help them connect. The fact that it takes in some fabulous natural scenery and […]

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Day 5 – Catch it while you can

OK – I get it now.  Why they used a red maple leaf on the flag. We had a spectacular drive today from Montreal through Ottawa to the small hill town of Bancroft, Ontario. I can’t express how fantastic the light was today. My photos cannot do it justice and I am stunned by the display. More […]

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Day2_Hudson & plein air

Spent a lovely morning with Mum & Dad along the lakeshore trail (newly renovated “Jack Layton” park) and the village center in Hudson. Great old buildings and quaint cottages, gracious waterfront estates and traditional farms along the scenic drive through Hudson & Como. Completely different forest floor than in the coastal woodlands. Reeds, tender ferns […]

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Day1_Departure.

Leaving grey. leaving mist and island blues. A ferry ride and flight away from those coastal panoramas. You don’t realise until you are standing in a flat place that those coastal mountains surround you on all sides. Easy to look up and find your direction and place in the world. Hours away East – going backward […]

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Headed east – the leaves are calling.

Just finalizing the packing of paints, tools, warm and cool layers, fingerless gloves, new pochade box. for a journey to Montreal and then down near the shore of  Lake Superior. Group of 7 country. Sad to admit I have never seen the autumn leaves in the east – so I’m very excited. On my return it […]

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Paint Out – Gibsons Day 2

Cant’ believe this fine weather ! Just spectacular…sunny with a fresh breeze off the water. 45 sun block – so no worries there. And for 6 hours in the sun again –  I dragged out the BIG hat – loose and cool it is like carrying an umbrella around. Chin strap for those windy gusts […]

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