Arbutus by the Trail – small contemporary landscape painting

Low November light drifts across the large rocks from the south. The warm hues gather further visual warmth from the Arbutus trees beside the trail.

ARBUTUS BY THE TRAIL 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas

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The loose and strong impressionist style brushstrokes of this study give a clear sense of the swiftly moving winter light in the briefest of moments. If we are to blink the moment the will pass and the forest would again be shrouded in the dull greys predominant during a west coast winter. This painting in a reminder that there are moments with dazzling magic in this winter rain forest. We just need to catch them.

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Fog Inside Passage winter west coast Canadian landscape painting

Winter fog in the southern gulf islands is often dense and close to the sea. Islands appear and disappear as the ferries take passengers through the inside passage. The mysterious landscape has a beauty that is hard to know unless one lives with it for the long winter months of off-season quiet. This 12 x 24 inch oil on canvas is my rendering of this tactile west coast Canadian landscape experience.


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