Wednesday, 29 July 2020
I just spent a few lazy days, on a pal's sailboat, reading, swimming and sketching while at anchor in the Navy Islands near Gananoque on the St. Laurence River. It was as busy as I had heard about but was beautiful nonetheless.
Friday, 3 July 2020
With the Wolfe Island Gallery closed indefinitely, the idea came to me to use the main Street in the Village of Marysville to exhibit large versions of the sketches I did last winter and spring of the islands and village. The exhibit title is FARM VILLAGE LAKE as the 24 drawings describe the cultural landscape of Marysville, Wolfe and Simcoe Islands. I reflects my ongoing fascination with development patterns and how they are changing the Ontario Landscape.
The drawings went up in time for Canada Day, including a couple of title sheets which give the url for an explanatory web site. I deliberately worked fast, standing, with a broad marker to keep the energy of the small original sketches. I pleased that the scale and number of panels gives the exhibit the right amount of presence on the street.
So far the tyvek is holding up well and villagers assure me that its unlikely that any will be stolen, although I'm sure they'll be a little fatigued by Labour Day.