Sunday, November 26, 2017

#2028 "Windy Red Rock Bay Morning"

The 2017 Southampton Art School Annual Adventure was carrying on the legacy of my friend and artist Jane Champagne. This was the fifth demonstration painting and the first one of Day 2 of the Plein Air Paint Out.

The southwesterly winds of the warm sector of the storm were still blowing on Tuesday morning. The cold front was due to arrive early on Wednesday morning. It was a fine day to paint as hard as we could before the wet weather and cooler temperatures arrived.
This is the view looking southwest from just south of the gravel road leading to Killarney Light located on the tip of Red Rock Point. . The distant shore is the far shore of Killarney Channel with its cottages on George Island. The shore to the right is called Thebo Point.

The area was named after the town of Killarney in Ireland. The area was first settled in 1820 by French Canadian fur trader √Čtienne Augustin de Lamorandi√®re and his Anishinaabe wife Josephte Saisaigonokwe, who established a trading post named Shebahonaning (safe canoe passage) at the townsite. Killarney was operated as a fishing camp by the Fruehauf Trailer Company in Detroit, Michigan. Roy Fruehauf, president of the company from 1949 to 1961, was primarily responsible for operating Killarney. Clients and guests would be flown in via Mallard sea planes for vacations during the warmer summer months.
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