|Three Totems, 5' x 4', acrylic on wood panel|
October in Cape Breton is spectacular... even when rainy and wet. Richard and I hiked each day, sketching, painting, and immersing ourselves in the landscape. On one of the trails on Mount Grenville, St. Peter's a clearing in the woods held three ancient trunks in varying states of decay.
They seemed to be watchers with a stoic dignity, at the edge of the forest; echos of the old-growth, with grasses and brambles forming a quilted covering for their roots, still anchoring them to the earth.