Keep your distance

Back in April, the early days of C-19, I was doing a painting a day that was evolving into a story about the origins of the virus. Prior to Covid we were used to hanging out with friends having potluck movie nights and getting together when interesting friends visit the Island. None of that was happening anymore. We missed our friends so gary and me went for a social distance hike with ger & gg. It was an awkward time stumbling through the woods doing our best to keep our distance and offering air hugs.

Wood Lily

The beautiful Wood Lily is found blooming all over Manitoulin in late June. I did this painting at Cathy Boyd’s Go Big or Go Home workshop (Perivale Gallery Summer Art Workshops 2018). This was a real stretch for me covering such a large space but once accomplished it will be hard to go small again. The painting is now hanging in the living room my daughter, Harmony. I intended it for her camp on Manitoulin but she thought it was good enough for home.

Materials: Oil on wood panel 24″ x 24″

Wood Lily