Friday, June 22, 2018

#0096 "Silver Sands, Nova Scotia"

From the summer of 1980...
This was at the beach in the summer of 1978 at Silver Sands, just northeast of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. I was trying to be really loose with the paint.

I was learning the science of meteorology at CFB Shearwater. The Maritimes is a great place to learn about the weather directly from the atmosphere. We moved to Alberta so that I could pursue my Masters of Meteorology with some professors that I respected greatly.

I would have painted this in the studio in the corner of the guest bedroom in our condo in Millwoods, Edmonton, Alberta. I never stopped painting even as I was learning the meteorology of Alberta.
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