Sunday, August 22, 2010
On the southern shore of the Avalon Peninsula is the small, but historic town of Ferryland.
Just offshore lie a group of small islands, some of them no more than rocks jutting out of the ocean. Others are large enough to support plant life and a couple have a gravel beach where kayakers sometimes land.
On the day I was in Ferryland, the weather was warm but grey and still as a thunderstorm had passed through. The sea and the sky were very similar in colour and the ocean was the calmest I had ever seen it. If the islands have names I do not know them and names don't seem to be listed anywhere. But if anyone knows if they have names, I'd be interested to know them.
The soft light highlighted the vegetation colours on the islands and the cool greys of the water and sky and I knew I had to paint it. This is painted in oils on a 6 x 12" gallery canvas.
This painting is available for sale on the Available Original Work page of this blog.