ah yes, and so it is gone:  the 36×48 has been safely delivered.  maybe we’ll see you again some day.


Whitefish Falls, April 10.  that’s highway 6 up there and what remains of the AER just behind it.  spring run off can be very spooky at a place like this!  you fall into that:  you’ve got about 15 seconds left to live.  i kept that in mind as i made my way down to where i took this picture.  i didn’t feel safe in my shoes and so went barefoot and let me tell you:  barefoot on what is left of one of the oldest mountain ranges on earth, barefoot through the last of the snow, barefoot over last year’s oak leaves…


the road to Willisville, Ontario.  i didn’t go all the way in there (about 2 miles).  i wanted to see the great wide open as seen from this very spot: a view of the south.  what a scene too!  beauty blue sky, sun blazing, vultures sailing the big northern breeze and way way up there, high above the mountain, seagulls swirling through the blue!


Queen and Pape, Toronto, Ontario.  April 2018.  hey Tasha!  do you remember that smoking warm March Break 1990?


Queen and Grant, Toronto, Ontario.  back in art school i had a friend who would have painted a scene like this.  (i wondered too, if my dad walked down this way sometime between 1935 and 38)

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ah yes:  barefoot over stones!  soon my road trip will be over and i will be back home!  but we are here today, April 13th, a Friday!  and we have 4 paintings that need an hour of my time.  so lets have some fun!