For those following the earlier blog posts highlighting the development and progression of this piece, my sincere apologies for making you wait on the final product for soooo long!
While this is my first attempt at painting a multi image painting, it in fact epitomizes my goal of featuring the local landscape in my paintings, with an emphasis on showcasing the lesser heralded but equally captivating moods and qualities found in this region. Here we see view looking towards Irish Mountain on the shore of Georgian Bay, with the light drifting away into the West, creating dramatic but subtle colours before being enveloped in the dark shroud of night. On the many visits I made to this landscape, there was always a slight breeze pushing the wild grasses to and fro and this was my challenge, to pass along that combination of stillness and movement, with not a sound to disturb the scene, quite a task!
One other interesting note; while it is not unusual for me to move around, add or subtract details and features in a painting as I see fit, I did not alter much in this sprawling landscape. That means there were no signs of human infrastructure disturbing the view, not a power line or rooftop in view, fairly remarkable for what is still Southern Ontario!
Each panel rests in a slim black frame and the distance between them is adjustable, allowing this piece to work in a number of different locations.