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Monday, April 21, 2014

Rocks and Rapids, Georgian Bay

Rocks and Rapids, Georgian Bay
30 x 60"
acrylic on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2014
sold

Last October Bridget Aitken, Jackie Miller and I had the good fortune to find time to travel to Georgian Bay and paint. On Thanksgiving weekend while Jackie was away visiting family, Bridget, her sister and I went out on a photo taking excursion. We ended up on a hike right within Owen Sound itself. It was gorgeous- you would never have guessed, as we walked along the little river in the forest, that traffic and the hustle of the city was just beyond our view. To our surprise we came to rushing rapids that made a turn and went over a rocky cliff. We had no idea we were even up that high! It was spectacular and the entire forest had a mystical quality. A great setting for a movie, I think. 

Bridget and her sister were kind enough to indulge me and let me take the time to pull out my paints and do a quick study of the rock wall and rapids. 

Rocks and Rapids, Georgian Bay (study)
6 x 6"
oil on canvas board
 Nicki Ault, 2013
sold

I knew I would want to try this scene on a much larger scale once back home, and now finally I have. It felt great to be in the mood to paint!I hope it lasts.



2 comments:

CallingForth said...

Although I have not been to Georgian Bay I have been fascinated by the rock and rock formations in any photos/films I have seen. So nice you were able to enjoy this place and share it in this lovely painting.

Nicki said...

Hi Laurel,

I really latched on to the rocks- they made the landscape so different from home. I feel so lucky to have been able to have had this experience.