Lake Superior. Canadian Vignettes series.
Acrylic with silver foil on 4×4 gallery wrapped canvas. Varnished to a gloss to enhance the colours. Sides are painted. Does not require framing. Suitable for hanging on the wall or displayed on the mantle or on a desk with other mementoes of the sea or the lake.
When I painted this scene, I was reminded of Gordon Lightfoot’s song, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
How often do sailors on Lake Superior look to the skies and wonder what wicked weather is in store for them as they try to sail their tankers to safety?
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call ‘gitche gumee’
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy…