That would be a bit of set painting for Vanderhoof's production of Cariboo Magi. Most of the painting involves a wintery twilight Cariboo landscape which I do on site and this saloon sign on which I went to town because it was completed at home.
If less is more imagine how much more 'more' is??
The swans have finally arrived on Fraser Lake, white swan capitol of Canada...or The World...depending on which sign or publication one reads. We've waited years to see them. They landed about a week ago and have been adding their numbers every day.
These are massive creatures. And loud.
But that's okay - they're impressive in every way.
Right now they are feasting upon the bounty of the lake in preparation for what should prove to be a long, lonnng winter; I don't know yet when Fraser Lake ices over but it doesn't break up until the first week of May.
With all the feeding our most frequent view is one of large, white swan butts dotting the lake.
I suspect winter will provide a more dignified and picturesque scenario.
Author: Eileen Hutson
'You need the dark to see the light'. Advice picked up in painting workshops has become a treasured mantra in both life and art.