Minas Basin

There is something amazing about the Minas Basin and the surrounding terrain. The area is spoken of as the ancient home of Glooscap, charted by early European sailors and explorers, and described in all forms of art. The area boasts the highest tide in the world.

Like watching a flower open, watching the water rise and fall is hypnotic. The air moves in response and  birds of all sizes rise in its presence. It seems a perfect place to paint and over the years I have approached the site form many different angles. The most obvious is from the beach at the mountain base. 

Working with a site over a short period, capturing some of the energy of the day creates a feeling on parallel with photography but with one very interesting difference. An emotional element is infused through the lines and colours chosen adding a descriptive element unavailable to the camera.

See more Minas Basin look at my post Paint, Paint, Paint or Mooseland.