East Point on Saturna Island is a fine place to be in almost any weather but a warm end of June just brings out its best.
From the little fog house that is….
to the sight of Mount Baker sitting grand and surprising on the far shore.
Trails past the wind swept Garry Oak and Ocean Spray tell a story of another kind of day.
But it also keeps the secret of a hauntingly beautiful cliff that can be viewed from below.
I eventually head across the field looking taking a thoughtful look back over my shoulder and think – does it get any better than this!?
In answer to my own question, the next day when we return the sea and sky are both pale blue in the warm sun. It does, yes it does get better. I spend the afternoon on Pebble Beach with a friend and collector of my work who is traveling with me. I paint while she starts to notice the changes in light and shadow on the landscape as I work. It was as if watching the process of plein air painting gave her fresh eyes.
Shall we finish up with this wee 8 x 10 inch acrylic sketch “June at East Point on Panel Board”? Why not!
There is more but this all for now as I am still traveling.
When was the last time that you found yourself seeing with new fresh eyes?
Note: You may notice that most of my photographs lately have a watermark. I have reluctantly gone to this method due to the ease with which images are downloaded and shared with no easy ability to reference to the photographer. This way the photographs can always be traced back to me if someone has a desire to know. My apologies for any distraction this may cause.
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Creative Potager – Visit with painter and photographer Terrill Welch
From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
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