On the North-West side of Rolley Lake is an unnamed creek that flows into the lake. You can easily find this creek because the wooden boardwalk located on the West side of the lake passes over it.Although the creek flows another 30 meters further from the location depicted in my painting before emptying into Rolley Lake, the lake is not visible through the dense underbrush. When I first discovered this creek, I was immediately struck by itsbeauty with its still pool of water, lush surrounding vegetation, and the mystique of the moss covered branches of cedar trees. My only thought was, "When can I paint this?".
This is one of three paintings I have made of the Rolley Lake area since November 2019, although there are many other locations worthy of being painted in this provincial park. The location depicted in this painting has an ancient, mystical feel to it, with its moss covered tree branches, the sound of moving water, and its cool air during a hot summer. This is a place where you would expect to hear and see fairies playing.
At a future date, I will render a larger version of the creek, enlarging its scope to show more trees, water, and underbrush, to capture its beautiful essence. There is a definite feel of ancient past energy that resonates here.
My painting was designed as a bookmarker for a Christmas present. The final scanned image was reduced in size by 50% and then bonded onto card stock with a final size of 2x7-inches. This was the last painting I rendered in 2020. I look forward to painting more natural history subjects throughout 2021 and beyond.
Painting Specifications: Medium: Acrylic paint & black ink Size: 4.0w x 14.0h-inches Surface: Illustration Board Completed: December 2020