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April Dawn 30x40” oil on canvas. AVAILABLE Not just a puddle in a farmers field but Melt water on the Oak Ridges Moraine, that feeds the headwaters of so many of the rivers in Ontario. The porous Moraine is a natural filter purifying the ground water before it reaches the underground springs that are in abundance in this area. So many of my paintings are from this area that is so rich in springs, marshes and creeks. Sad to say this land is slated for development.
The headwaters of several Ontario rivers originate on the Oak Ridges Moraine, an important and protected geological formation. Many spring fed creeks and marshes can be found in this area and this marsh in King Township is one, and my inspiration for many of my marsh paintings.
These ancient quartzite mountains that run through Killarney Provincial Park can often have a pink glow. The large rock, the Monolith, is located on George Lake.
Morning Stubble is one of Brigitte Granton's latest paintings in a series exploring clouds and atmosphere. Desiring to study the interplay of light upon the environment at different times of the day, the artist has been exploring the local landscapes at dawn, photographing the landscapes and painting them in her stdio later.
January Sun was inspired by a sunrise walk in a woodlot in King Township. The artist was attracted to the warm glow and reflected colours of the sunrise on the snowy and partially frozen creek in the woodlot, making a cold winter day feel warm.
Brigitte Granton is particularly drawn to the colours of autumn and the late autumn sun just adds to the warm glow of autumn. In this painting, Golden Woods, the angle of the early morning sun highlighted this stand of beech trees on the hill in the woods, making it a destination.
There is an advantage to getting up and out in the woods on a cold winter morning. It is the graphic elements and shapes of shadows cast by the morning light that the artist is drawn to. The reflected hues of sunrise pink and orange in the snow together with the cool blues and purples of the shadows create a visual excitement.
Late autumn has a look and smell that is memory invoking. The late autumn light is low and envelops everything in a warm glow. This scene in Seguin ON is typical of the landscape of the Parry Sound region. It is dominated by aspen and Sumac in the low lying boggy areas and together these two put on a colourful show.
Along the Oak Ridges Moraine in King Township are a group of kettles lakes linked by streams. One such lake, Mary Lake is located on the property owned by a monastery. This small quiet lake is a favourite to paint by the artist because of the abundant birches lining the shoreline creating beautiful reflections.
The winding road to Lake Opeongo in Algonquin park is this artists favourite scenic drives. The dark boggy marshes contrasting with the tamaracks of the distant woods and hills provide the perfect backdrop for the often moody skies of Algonquin.
The tall pointy spruces that dominate Mt Revelstoke are what inspired the artist to paint this scene.