Campobello Island, with its rugged terrain and location near the tip of the Bay of Fundy, offers uncountable subjects for painting. I like to paint one spot from slightly differing vantage points. Homage to an Ancient Mountain is based on a visit to the Con Robinson part of Campobello, and it’s the bright gold lichens viewed against distant gold-green seaweed that caught my eye. Quoddy Head in the distance establishes the sense of big space one experiences when looking out to sea.
Walking over a few yards (or should I say climbing over a few yards of sharp,wet terrain), one gains a slightly altered view. In Of Low Tide and Lichens, Grand Manon comes into view, along with the same Bay of Fundy. The gold lichens are even more abundant; the stone breaking the horizon seems to be saying look at me too! So I did. Below are close-up details from this painting, showing the foreground rocks and distant seaweed. Enjoy!