Occasional thoughts,reminiscences and ideas from the artist Darrell Baschak
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Autumn en plein air
Flood Aftermath Oil on Canvas 9 x 12
I painted this sitting on the shore of the Assinaboine River at Shellmouth, Mb. It was the morning and I remember everything about it, the warm temperature, the stillness occasionally broken by a fish jumping, no mosquitoes and the overall serenity. The flooding has changed the geography quite a bit in the last number of years. I couldn't get to another favorite spot because the river had created a new tributary!