Clear Lake - Early Summer

Clear Lake - Early Summer, Peter Graham, oil on panel, 10" x 8", 2011.

Above is a small plein air oil I painted while attending the Arts West Artist's Retreat last month at Clear Lake.  This little painting renewed my faith in the creative process.  Being outdoors, with all the senses in play made for a very enjoyable experience.  Something tells me Tom Thomson et al had a good thing going.  Later this fall a significant show of Thomson and Group of Seven works will open at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in South London.  See the article from today's Globe and Mail at: