Monday, February 19, 2007

Parrsboro Lobster Boat

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This is Parrsboro, Nova Scotia on the Bay of Fundy in Canada's Maritime Provinces. It's the location of the highest rise and fall of tides in the world, and one of the most beautiful places I've been. My husband's mother's family is from the Parrsboro area and we spend 2 weeks each summer here in a little cottage on the shore. The landscape is a stunning contrast of reds and purples in the mud and rocks and deep blues to Carribean like, teal greens in the water. Enormous craggy cliffs rise hundreds of feet along the shore conjuring dramatic paintings every where the eye looks. The light is shimmery, like island light and the mornings are frequently foggy, even as the sun tries to break through. For me, it's the most magical place. Coincidently, through the vast reaches of the blogosphere I have bumped into a blogger who is from there. She works with the tourism industry and is keeping a blog all about Bay http://bayoffundy.blogspot.com .
I sat on the sand at low tide and painted this lobster boat waiting for the tide to come in. I called this painting 'A Distant View of Berry's' because in the left background you can see the tiny gray building which is Berry's Restaurant and the brick Town Hall up the hill from it.
This painting is 9x12, oil on board and can be seen on my website http://marysheehanwinn.com along with others painted in beautiful Nova Scotia.
See some of my fantastic photos of the area on my other blog http://marewheeee.blogspot.com

6 comments:

Terri McCulloch said...

Hi Mary - thanks for your diligence in 'finding me' in the blogosphere! I can't believe we've been 'neighbours' and haven't met yet. Looking forward to seeing you in Parrsboro this summer!! Terri bayoffundy.blogspot.com

Kelley said...

Well, it's not a FORTUNE COOKIE, but I love it! I want to go there, now!

Diane Scott said...

Dear Mary,
What a sensitive little gem! When are you back from Florida? You are getting entirely too comfortable down there and we want you back ! Love, Diane

Marewheeee said...

Diane, you were one of the inspirations who brought me this far. Love you girlfriend.

Marewheeee said...

Kelley, that fortune cookie was making me crazy. It looked more like a boomarang! I LOVE your work.
Pepper mania is about to begin!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Somehow this painting disappeared ?

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