Saturday, November 25, 2017

#2027 "Killarney Channel Eastern Entrance"

After completing #2026 "Killarney Point Flagged Pines"  I headed up to the higher granite mound east of the Pilot House in order to paint with another participant. In addition I turned my easel clockwise another 25 degrees thus keeping the afternoon sun still on my right shoulder.  The 2017 Southampton Art School Annual Adventure was carrying on the legacy of my friend and artist Jane Champagne and this is something Jane would have done. This was the fourth demonstration painting and I wanted to reinforce the truth that subject matter and inspiration were everywhere. These four paintings were like a record of the sundial for the day.
This view from the Pilot House rocks was toward the southeast and across the shallow shoals and the point that formed the southern edge of Killarney Channel. The waves were crashing across the submerged shoals and the granite shore of the eastern point of George Island. The Entrance Rocks were the closest to me with Pancake Rock in the distance. It was really windy in the exposed southeasterly flow off Georgian Bay. The artists of the 2017 Southampton Art School Annual Adventure were relatively protected from the buffeting wind. At times it was still a challenge to keep the easel from blowing over and the palette was sometimes thrust toward your chest. I almost had a positive imprint of the palette colours on my paint shirt more than once. The waters of Shebahonaning were like relatively calm compared to those of Georgian Bay and the inland sea. Killarney's original name was Shebahonaning and it means "safe canoe passage".
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