Dreaming of Lake Side Painting Days

I'm dreaming of the peaceful contentment that filled my heart while painting on the shore at Charlton Lake.


The light bouncing, rippling on the water created delicate colour shifts that fascinate the eye and mesmerize the mind.


Capturing those ripples and craggy rocks is a meditative process. Looking at the paintings afterward transports me back to those warm memories, fills me once again with contentment and yes, a longing to go back and do it again.

“I Hear You Calling Me” (SOLD)  30”×40”, Acrylic on Canvas, crop closeup, Copyright Renee

“I Hear You Calling Me” (SOLD)

30”×40”, Acrylic on Canvas, crop closeup, Copyright Renee

Epiphanies and Process

I'm sharing a painting that sold a while ago.

I remember well the process was a struggle at first. And then, an epiphany!

Let go.

Just release all my expectations of "should" and "must". Let the brush and the paint reach into my heart and express how I felt about that scene, that fleeting moment.

And now, that memory , that feeling is indelible.

And that, my friend, is why I paint.

Does that resonate? Are you drawn to artwork that speaks to some secret or not so secret place in your being?

Created using acrylic paint on canvas and no small portion of my soul. Finding myself at peace in the Northern Ontario lakes, rocks and skies.

Created using acrylic paint on canvas and no small portion of my soul. Finding myself at peace in the Northern Ontario lakes, rocks and skies.