Bedwell Harbour – Pender Island, British Columbia
All is sleeping under the cosmos. A perfect order is traced in the patterns of heavenly bodies and charted star clusters. Bedwell Harbour is a beautiful place to take in both astronomy and marine harmony. What an amazing day it has been. Harbour seals swam with us everywhere. Now and then they would break the surface of the water and share their thoughtful faces. Softly they appear and even their whiskers do not ripple the water. We have also enjoyed watching a baby loon ride safely on its mother’s back. Together their feathered water taxi navigated all with grace. Sea otters in their slumber holding paws and floating in their connected way delighted us also.
Summertime on Pender Island is forever magical and the perfect remote place for observing the millions of little stars. Each in their sparkle make up this glowing, sky of luminosity. On this beautiful evening I am counting a trillion stars, collecting as many as I can in my mind’s eye for this painting… which at long last has come into being. Nature has made me a star catcher and only when I have filled my soul with stars will I sleep the best of all sleeps, dreaming deep into a soft, soft night. Stars are always in the process of becoming. They hold years and years of galaxy secrets. How beautiful this is when you really think about it.
As a painter, my brush is telling the stories. Fluid in my process, I will come back to this safe harbour when the last painting is done.
Next in this colourful archive is “Over the Moon”
Wilderness Expressions is a series of acrylic paintings created on black gessoed gallery wood panels. There are 10 paintings 24x24x2″ in this starry sky painting collection for those who love stars. This art work by Canadian artist and designer Tina Monod takes viewers and collectors into some of the more hidden and remote adventure trails, lakes and oceans on the west coast of British Columbia. Views from the Okanagan Valley with familiar wide open spaces and the majestic mountains of Banff and Jasper, Alberta complete this adventure. All are precious gems in the landscape of Canada for us to protect, explore and enjoy.