Over the summer I completed a painting, Whale Cove, that depicts the Meredith Houseworth Memorial Seashore Nature Preserve on Grand Manan Island. There was a lot of material to capture in this spectacular preserve that consists of a beautiful pond, forest, and crescent-shaped cobbled beach. It was one of the first NTNB preserves that I visited with my wife Bridgette back in 2013. This section of the painting depicts a portion of the marsh nestled behind the cobbled beach:
I also wanted to show how this site connects to two other NTNB sites: the Seven Days Work Cliffs and Thomas B. Munroe Nature Preserves. From the beach, you can clearly see Ashburton Head, a prominent feature that marks the end of the Thomas B. Munroe site and the start of the Seven Days Work Cliffs.
I continue to hold back on revealing the completed painting because I want these to be seen in full for the first time at the final Conservation on Canvas exhibition in 2017. I did have fun with the dimensions of this particular painting as it required a lengthier rectangle to get the composition I was looking for. The final dimensions are 20 x 60".
New Brunswick Artist and Art Educator