October 29, 2008

October 28, 2008

Annapolis River, various views

The Annapolis River is the heart of the Annapolis Valley, which stretches the length of Southwest Nova Scotia. It is the force which carved out the splendid harbour around which Digby scallop fishery grew. I ventured inland away from the boats and seascapes that I usually paint and came up with these paintings. The first two (from Bridgetown) are probably an instantly recognisable view for anyone who has every driven from Digby toward Halifax as there is a splendid panorama from the bridge there.
Annapolis River at Bridgetown, 10 x 14", Oct 2008
View from the Bridge (Annapolis River), 10 x 14", Oct 2008
Sunset in Annapolis Royal, 5 x 7", Oct 2008
Encroaching Fog, Annapolis Basin, 5 x 7", Oct 2008

October 13, 2008

Gallery Show in St Andrews, NB

Here are some photos from my show which is running now in St Andrews (NB) at the Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Center. My paintings and those of my sister, Verena Rose Buerkle are there as well as beautiful pottery by Juliette Scheffers. You may see more about Rosie's paintings on her blog at http://www.verenarose.blogspot.com/ . There was an opening reception sponsored by Chris and Claire Gordon of St. Andrews on Oct 8, and the show runs until Oct 25.