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3798 – Whispers of Spring

3798 – Whispers of Spring Acrylic on Canvas, 8 x 10 inches Unframed I love the character of barns, how they weather and change as they age. This barn was captured in a photo somewhere near Hastings, Ontario. It still stands with pride, even though its roof has rusted and the winter winds have torn through its greyed and battered boards. I feel the energy of anticipation in the painting, as the barn awaits the coming spring and the return of life to the barnyard. Whispers of Summer reflects the budding spring trees whispering to each other and to the birds of the soon arrival of summer. Share and Enjoy...

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3795 – Blue Canoe, Helve Lake (Limberlost Forest Reserve)

a place of quiet reflection where only birdsong, the slap of a beaver tail and the whisper of wind through the trees can be heard.

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3797 – People of the Sunflower

3797 – People of the Sunflower Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 20 inches, framed SOLD In March 2022, my friend and fellow artist, Janice Feist, created a powerful painting depicting the vicious attack on Ukraine and auctioned it to raise money to support the Ukrainian people. Inspired by her, my painting, People of the Sunflower (acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches, unframed), depicts fields of sunflowers in the Ukraine stretching to a horizon darkened by the invasion of Russian troops. The colours used also represent the national flag, the wide blue skies of the nation and the golden fields of wheat. However, for the painting, the yellow also symbolizes the sunflower...

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3796 – Raven Lookout

3796 – Raven Lookout Acrylic on canvas, 5 x 7 inches, framed Arising from my imagination, I painted this small canvas, visualizing a raven approaching a barren tree overlooking a wide expanse of green valley and distant hills. It reminded me of the beautiful vistas I’ve experienced while hiking. Share and Enjoy...

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3794 – Crowning Glory

3794 – Crowning Glory Acrylic on Canvas, 7 x 5 inches, framed While on a stroll through a park by Hog’s Back Falls in Ottawa, I noticed this beautiful mushroom growing four feet off the ground on a dead tree branch. It’s smooth creamy appearance contrasted so beautifully with the rough texture of the bark, I knew immediately, I must paint it. Hog’s Back Falls is officially known as Prince of Wales Falls Share and Enjoy...

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3793 – Moosekoka

3793 – Moosekoka Acrylic on Canvas Board, 6 x 8 inches, unframed SOLD The moose is a Canadian symbol that represents the country’s native wildlife. Moose is derived from the Algonquin word mooswa, meaning “twig-eater.” In Ojibwe and Cree traditions, moose are symbols of endurance and survival. In Wabanaki folklore of northern New England and the Maritimes, some legends say that Moose was once a monster who was defeated by the culture hero Glooskap. Moose are also used as clan animals in some Native American cultures. Moosekoka was commissioned as a gift for a visitor from Ireland. The purchaser chose the name MOOSEKOKA to reference her home...

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