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Monday, May 14, 2012


#21 - Waterlogged (revised)
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2012
(30 paintings in 30 days - Project II)

On the drive to Waskesiu Lake, right after you turn off the main highway and head toward the park gates, there is a very swampy, waterlogged area on the left hand side of the road. Last summer I drove to the Kenderdine Campus at Emma Lake to visit a friend who was there taking a class. On the drive back to Waskesiu (where I was on holiday with my family) the spectacular colours of the landscape were yelling at me to pull over and take photos. The deep, cool, blue reflection of the sky was so striking next to the greens of the marsh grasses- it was breathtaking... and very inviting. If I didn't have the paralyzing fear of bloodsuckers that I do, I might have jumped right in! And speaking of fears, when I got back in the van do drive away, I looked in the rear-view mirror and saw a black bear walking across the road about 50 metres away!

Waterlogged (original)


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

I love this. I read somewhere recently that all human emotion is based on fear and love. Cool that they combine in this story.

XO Barbara

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

I think Fear and Love could be a great title for a painting!

XO Nicki