In 13 years of painting, this is the only scene I’ve painted multiple times. The first painting was a 16 x 20, the 2nd 30 x 40, and this one a 40 x 60. Somehow, this scene keeps calling for a larger space! It’s a setting that I love; it has great features…. rock, water, trees, accentuated by beautiful light and located in a wild, semi secluded place. I my view, those elements together equal perfection.
If you’ve had the opportunity to paddle, camp or hike you likely have a particular spot, or spots, that you consider your favourite place. A spot you return to whenever possible because it brings instant peace, wakes up your senses, and makes you feel alive and thankful.
Where is it? Near or far?
This painting 'True Splendor’ is one of my spots in Killarney, a mere 3 hours away. Other favourites, the north shore of Lake Superior and Bona Vista, Trinity, Tilting, and Bottle Cove in Newfoundland.