Painting Cape Breton in the Rain

Rain has been pouring down for the last few days and the ditches around here are filled to the brim. Not too good for working outside unless you happen to be in the car studio. This was the case when the painting above was created. We had travelled to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park to camp and hike for a few days. We expected a bit of weather but not the intensity of the storm that arrived. A silver lining in the clouds came in the morning as we discovered the ominous sky and pounding sea. It somehow seemed like a perfect time to paint.

 A vantage point I had discovered a few years previous turned out just perfect for the occasion. Later that day in town I overheard a conversation between two young local men describe the very same spot I had painted that morning. The thoughts they expressed described surf pounding the shore like never before.