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"Georgian High" by Bruce Herchenrader

Georgian High - Oil on Canvas
42 inches x 72 inchesx 2 1/2 inches - Private Collection r more than twenty years I camped with a group of friends in Killbear Provincial Park. It was indeed a marvelous way to spend a week's time with friends in the month of July every summer. During those cold winter months while the wind was whipping snow around outside, one would be online or on the phone or both trying to book a campsite for that week. On one particular summer vacation, I came across this scene. It was early afternoon as I walked barefoot across the sun baked hot granite cliffs of Harold Point, when I turned looking out over the vista of Parry Sound. What I saw stopped me where I was. You could see in the far distance the islands dotting the skyline out on Georgian Bay and a thin line of cloud just above the treeline. It was one of those magic moments when one pauses, taken in with a scene that mother nature has conjured up. The shrill cries and laughter of those jumping from the cliff face into the cold refreshing waters of the bay receded and it was only this that I was focused on. I knew as I stood there that I had to record this with brush and colour. What I've tried to convey is the essence of that afternoon for it is that what we seek, these moments of calm that refreshes our souls and grants us the spiritual energy to deal with this cultural storm that we live in. The larger six by four feet format of this work again is what captivates the viewer with that moment of awe.

 

"For more than twenty years I camped with a group of friends in Killbear Provincial Park. It was indeed a marvelous way to spend a week's time with friends in the month of July every summer. During those cold winter months while the wind was whipping snow around outside, one would be online or on the phone or both trying to book a campsite for that week. On one particular summer vacation, I came across this scene. It was early afternoon as I walked barefoot across the sun baked hot granite cliffs of Harold Point, when I turned looking out over the vista of Parry Sound. What I saw stopped me where I was. You could see in the far distance the islands dotting the skyline out on Georgian Bay and a thin line of cloud just above the treeline. It was one of those magic moments when one pauses, taken in with a scene that mother nature has conjured up. The shrill cries and laughter of those jumping from the cliff face into the cold refreshing waters of the bay receded and it was only this that I was focused on. I knew as I stood there that I had to record this with brush and colour. What I've tried to convey is the essence of that afternoon for it is that what we seek, these moments of calm that refreshes our souls and grants us the spiritual energy to deal with this cultural storm that we live in. The larger six by four feet format of this work again is what captivates the viewer with that moment of awe." - Bruce Herchenrader

Available as digital reproductions in three different sizes, framed and unframed.

 
 

 

Uploaded: Thu Sep 06, 2012 @ 01:57PM by Rock Hunter
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