In Eastern PEI there is a gem. That gem is the beach at Basin Head. You can walk for a good spell on these “singing sands” (the sand squeaks or sings as you walk on it). In July the beach will be full of relaxing locals and tourists. In early June however you can go there and almost have the place to yourself.
Today’s watercolour Never Far from the Sea is a visual truism for someone who lives on an island the size of P.E.I. The weather, the land, the occupations, and opportunities that exist in this place all relate in one way or another to the ocean that surrounds us.
Today’s watercolour Cubist Jam is from a few years ago. Over the years I’ve done a few works that incorporated a grid system. The painting is far from the Cubist approach to representation, but Jam Jar made out of Squares was too cumbersome a title.
Today’s watercolour is about that stillness you get sometimes after a heavy rain. The world about you can be a turbulent show of shock and awe, and it seems like it’s never going to end. Then it does, and somehow the calm returns. I guess nature is funny that way.
Today’s painting is another take on the noble cup cake.
Here is a sweet treat to start off the week. It’s a watercolour of a cupcake entitled Chaos in the Kitchen. The chaos refers to the riot of colours involved in this particular confectionery, as well as the problems that ensue whenever one spends time in the kitchen.
Today’s watercolour is a painting of my favorite Legionnaire. It’s a painting of my father, John Henderson. He was a kind-hearted Scot who immigrated to Canada when he was young. He was a soccer player, a coal miner, a farmer, a custodian, an entrepreneur, a carver, a lover of Robbie Burns, but most of all to me, he was my dad. I sure do miss him. If he’s still around give your father a hug… “Happy Father’s Day!”