Saturday, December 19, 2009
Gold River Fall 2006
Vancouver Island in the fall of 2006, was another interesting, artistic journey. After leaving Campbell River behind we drove along the highway until we reached the small town of Gold River. Usually there were four people to each vehicle and we stopped at many of the scenic rest stops and enjoyed the views. The small river valley and falls around Gold River even in late fall was so picturesque. There were mushrooms all around us so I painted them along with the pine and cedar forests. Occasionally the sun would come through and light up the landscape. Some of the other compositions looked cooler and some had warmth; but the mushrooms always had a colourful and terrestrial quality to them.