Thunder Bay, Ontario. Canadian Vignette series.
This Sleeping Giant is painted with 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 to hang on the wall or displayed on the mantle or on a desk with other mementoes of the sea or the lake.
I visited Thunder Bay as a child and the Sleeping Giant impressed me very much. I had not intended on painting this scene but somehow, the Giant appeared. It was meant to be! Of course, while painting this scene, I was humming a tune from an iconic Canadian singer and songwriter.
Gordon Lightfoot’s song, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald was a brain worm while I painted this series.
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?
Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
In the rooms of her ice-water mansion
Old Michigan steams like a young man’s dreams…
And the iron boats go as the mariners all know
With the gales of November remembered