We watched the sunset as we walked the trails around Beaver Lake in the long October twilight. The clouds stayed largely the same, but the light and their colour changed minute to minute. Clouds can’t be touched; they are just water vapour. But they have their own world up there, and their substance appears so real that my intuition just can’t be convinced.
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Just a quick post to remind you that the opening for my show at the Central Branch of the library is tomorrow night (Wednesday Nov 15th).
Come by, see my paintings, and say hello!
We scrambled down to the end of the road on Saltspring Island to take in the Sunset at Southey Point. I’m not sure how the potholes on the rocks formed. It may have been gas bubbles in the lava from the ancient volcano that sculpted this landscape, so long ago. It may have been smooth pockets hewn from the rock over the years, centuries, and millennia of the same ocean water, coming and going, coming and going. On this night, this sunset was one of a near infinite number of sunsets that came before and would still come after. This sunset couldn’t belong to me any more than it could belong to anyone; but I was there, that night, and it felt like my own.
Prints and the original painting can be found here.
This painting is part of my show at the Central Library, and will be on display there until December 15th, 2017.
Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 – 9:00pm at the Greater Victoria Public Library Central Branch at 735 Broughton Street.
Come and enjoy a casual opening for a casual show of paintings. Light refreshements will be provided.
Can’t make it to the opening? Come see the paintings another time! The show runs from November 3rd until December 15th, 2017.
This was my first view after waking up in my tent and unzipping the door. The light in the mist brought focus to the trees and beach close at hand. It had been a warm summer night, and there was a fleeting cool in the air that would soon give way to the warmth of a long summer day. Looking straight up, the sky was blue – I’m used to fog and cloud being cold, but it wasn’t the case that day.
This painting will be a part of my upcoming show at the Victoria Central Library, Nov 3rd to December 15th.
Prints and the original painting are available here.