Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cove at High Head, Lower Prospect

Another spot on the High Head hike is this incredible cove, filled with rocks tumbled into spheres by the tide.  As the tide rises, a spout of water is forced through the granite formations, lending itself to be christened by Richard and me as Spittle Cove.  It is also the location of one of my early paintings entitled "Fifteen", after my daughter, Amy, who posed as a figure in the landscape.  27 years separate these two paintings.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Inlet at High Head

One of my favourite hikes is the High Head Trail, Lower Prospect, NS.
Near the beginning of the hike, a stream courses through rocks, just stepping stones at high tide, but as seen here at low tide, a trickle of water is trapped until the surge of the next tide releases it.
Inlet at High Head, acrylic on wood panel, 36" x 48"