|Dumoine Partners (9 x 12 in. oil on birch panel) $750
The others were up on the higher rocks just behind me, inspired by the tremendous energy of the spectacular first falls of the long, straight, natural chute, which I had painted last year. To reach my ledge, one has to step carefully on smooth, snakelike roots, through a kind of doorway between trees. Just to the right as you pass through, and facing the river, there is a small inuk of stacked rocks, and a carved wooden sign, saying "in memory of
canoeist Don Smith of Deep River, who died in 2007. This must certainly have been a favourite spot of his.
Each time I come here I find that the galloping chaos of whitewater envelopes me with such massive energy that I feel alone, even when others are near. To rest my eyes from the bounding and churning, I've always looked to the cool shady rocks on my left, where a Yellow Birch and an Eastern White Cedar share the same precarious perch, hugging the rocks and each other. This time I decided to paint them.
Dear supporters and patrons of my art,
The 9 x 12 inch original oil painting, "Dumoine Parthers" is available for purchase at $750. If you would like to purchase it, please contact Aleta