Showing posts from August, 2013

Special Auction for Musquash Estuary Series

My paintings from New Brunswick's Musquash Estuary are now complete. Fred and I are happy to present this series of 10 oil paintings for auction by e-mail, to support our Landscape Art and Science expeditions in partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The NCC have full use of the images of these paintings. View the paintings throughout the 10 posts below. The starting price for each painting is indicated at the bottom of the journal text in its blog post. Simply  E-mail me with your bid and I'll keep you privately informed of counter bids. The auction closes on Wednesday, 21 August, 2013. Aleta

Cloudberry Kiss (oil on canvas, 6 x 6 in.)

  8 July found me finding Cloudberries with a woman who grew up picking them in this bog by the Gooseberry Road, near Musquash, New Brunswick. I find the internal yellow glow and the external rosy blush of these berries fascinating - and yes, the druplets are shaped like little valentines. I wasn't making it up! As the bog opens out from the forest, it looks the same as most other bogs, hummocky and bushy, with scattered stunted Tamaracks and Spruces - rather bowl-shaped, with the shortest trees towards a the centre, and with islands of taller vegetation. Cotton Grass bobs and