Monday, May 11, 2009

1059 Smuggler’s Highway

This rocky cliff forms the north side of a narrow channel to the west of Ivy Lea on the St Lawrence River. It is sheltered from the wind and prying eyes. Nevertheless, the cliff probably saw lots of contraband from the United States as it made its way into ready markets in Canada. This little patch of water probably had a lot of traffic during prohibition making it as busy as the current scenic “Thousand Islands Parkway” which it parallels and which lies just a few hundred yards to the north.

The different colours of granite and back lit trees of spring, continue to catch my eye. The pesky and hungry black flies are out and prevented me from painting in the woods.

11x14 Oil on tinted canvasboard

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