Friday, February 8, 2013

Dory Memories

About thirty years ago I did an oil painting of a dory on the back of Grand Manan Island.  I was quite pleased with how it turned out, and it wasn't long before it was sold and off to a new home in Ontario.

Well, recently the owner kindly made the image available for me to make prints of the painting, to be able to share it with others who, I hope, will like it as much as I do.

The whole painting is intended to convey the grand peacefulness of the back of Grand Manan Island, with cliffs in the background in softer colours.

The water has a light ripple, which dances with reflected colours.

And of course, the old man rowing his dory is deep in thought, drinking in the grandeur of the cliffs and delighting in the solitude; the only sound being the gentle splash of his oars dipping softly into the water and the soft creak of the oars in the thole pins.