Monday, October 3, 2016

Calm and Rage I - A Work in Progress

Today I headed up to Magnetawan to spend a few days at the Knoepfli Inn with some of the KAGS Outdoor Painters' Group and enjoy the peaceful area beside the Magnetawan River and to do some sketches and perhaps do some painting.

Photograph courtesy of Lorraine Ryan.

Once we arrived and settled into our cabins I went and set myself up together with my friend and fellow artist Sheila Stanley, near the bottom end of the Knoepfli Rapids which start about 800' (243.8m) upstream down from the dam at Ahmic Lake.

There was a small section of water where the river splits slightly that does not have the rush of water, but is a calm and peaceful before once again joining with the rapids.

This is what I wanted to capture; the quiet reflections on the calm water of the far bank next to the raging torrent of the rapids on the other side of the rocky outcrop.

I did manage to get the movement of the turbulent water closer to me and hopefully will be able to show the differences.

I will post this sketch at a later date once I add some pen and ink to show what attracted me to this spot.

Thank you for coming to look at my artwork and I hope you will return often.