“Urban” Sketching in Cottage Country

I’ve been missing in action this summer, departing Calgary for Georgian Bay on Lake Huron. Really basic living conditions (a cabin is actually a cabin in this part of the world); very few people, and unreliable cell coverage. But, water, rocks, trees and sky in every view-the four components of every Group of Seven landscape…

I had to change my point of view on this one several times in order to find an architectural element. Note the flag pole!

Into town for supplies! Tom Thomson made this bridge in Parry Sound famous. The Trestle Brewery has the best view, fortunately…

I love the area, the water, the 30,000 islands. But, it’s always wonderful to get back to civilization when autumn rolls around…

Pathetic Fallacy

From high school Shakespeare, pathetic fallacy occurs when the elements reflect the mood of the character…

I walked past the shuttered General Electric plant in Peterborough just as a storm approached. GE bought the 100 year old company that employed me for 28 years (Baker Hughes), stripped the cash and put the remainder up for sale. A dark subject to sketch; I expect there are restless ghosts on the shop floor…