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Ths is the paired painting with #2099 "Singleton Cold Front Showers". The subject, palette and paint surface were all the same.
I like overcast skies. The clouds protect me from the sun. The heavy rain was becoming more showery in nature and I suspected that the cold front was near. A wood duck house at the far end of our property needed some repair so I headed out with the parts to fix it. The waters of the eastern basin of Singleton Lake were calm but I could see the wind developing over the western basin beyond Point Paradise. This was the fine line between the warm sector of the storm and the cold front.
This is the view from our protected shoreline across an island that had been used as the prime and only nesting site by the Singleton loons. We have since constructed and deployed the S.S. Loon, a floating platform that has been used each year since around 2005 by the loons. The S.S. designation really does not apply to the loon nesting platform. The S.S. was used most frequently more than a century ago to distinguish a steam ship ship from sailing vessels and paddle steamers which were typically slower and more at the whim of mother nature. SS actually stands for Steam Screw which were used on Steam powered Ships.
Pine Island which I have painted several times before is on the western edge of this painting with the tall trees poking into the skyline. The bay in the distance to the east of Pine Island has a shore that is further away and more muted in colour due to Mie scattering. The white pine tree holding the osprey nest is on the eastern edge of this large bay. The turbulent stratocumulus were full of life and wind.
I had a lot of fun on this very rough panel. The coarse panel is very hard on the brushes but that is the price to pay for this art.
August 27th, 2018
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