SILENT WATERS I
Acrylic, 10 x 12 inches
This painting was inspired by an early morning canoe ride while on a trip in the interior of Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario. The lake was calm, and the fog had just begun to lift. It was that magical time of transition when the mist was clearing up, but the water was still calm enough for me to be able to discern reflections of a nearby small island. I knew then that this scene would one day become a painting.
“Low art is just telling things; as, There is the night. High art gives the feel of the night. The latter is nearer reality although the former is a copy. A painter should be interested not in the incident but in the essence of his subject.” – Robert Henri (1865-1929)