What I am listening to today

Living in Nova Scotia means never being more than 20-minutes from the ocean … somewhere. Here is the music I’m listening to today. It is from Crystal Crescent Beach, I went there this morning. It was a high tide ocean treat and a great way to kick off my day.

Paint Sea on Site, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

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A view from Kempt Street
Blue Rocks, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Blue Rocks

Had a wonderful weekend in Lunenburg despite the dreary flat light and pouring rain. Yakking it up with local artists and seeing the beautiful historic sites throughout the area are hard to beat. Here are my humble offerings from this plein air event, which brought about 70 artists out on the streets and sea side of this World Heritage and National Historic Site. I painted with mixed water media (watercolours and gouache) and ink on small (5 x 7-inches) cotton archival watercolour paper (Fabriano). The Lunenburg Art Gallery hosts this annual event. Although I’ve been a member of the gallery there for years, this is the first time participating in this event. It was fun, the volunteers ran a great show and live auction and the food was terrific! Thank you LAG — hope to see you again next year.

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Cape Islander

The Cape Islander was the first fibreglass boat used in Nova Scotia’s inshore fishing fleet. The Fisheries Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Trade and Industry built it in 1962. It was a working vessel until the mid-80s when it entered the province’s museum system. It presently sits on the waterfront in Lunenburg.