I traveled to Cape George, Nova Scotia this year for my vacation allowing me to escape the destruction of Hurricane Irma, which went over my Hoggtowne House. Knowing I was painting at the Cape, I bought paints on the way up in both the US and Canada.
I also bought tarps to paint on and tarps to set the finished paintings on to dry. I also built drying racks in the wood shed of the cottage I where I was staying so I had a place for the paintings to dry.
I knew that I only had a few days to paint because the paintings had to be dry before I returned home.
I traveled around the area and took pictures and returned to the cottage to paint. I created a “Studio in the Meadow” above the cottage overlooking St. George Bay.
As soon as I began painting, I realized that Canadian paints work differently from American paints. Canadian paints were harder to blend because they required more force and water pressure to produce the desired affects, so I ended up slinging most of the paintings to create the mixing affects I wanted.
When the paintings were dry, I moved them into the cottage and placed them on tarps to finish drying.
I created sixteen paintings in ten days. I gave away a couple as gifts and the rest of the paintings can be found at Red Horse Antiques and Gift Shop in Ballantyne’s Cove, Nova Scotia under the care of Mr. Charlie McDonald.
Here are the paintings and some of the places I painted. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did creating them.