I did not follow my annual bush visitation routine at all... and for that I am a bit disappointed. However... I did take the initiative to complete a related portrait piece that had been too long in the "Idea" bucket. I managed to dedicate a block of time to seeing it to completion... and I am satisfied to have that painting marker for the 2016 sugaring off season.
Judging by the very warm reception that the "Ken" portrait on birch panel... and his own Horseshoe valley Sugar Bush Face Book page have received, I decided to share a medley of my own past sugaring off favorites for those who might enjoy a Sherman re-viewing of Ontario bushes that I have frequented. Enjoy the flow...
Sweet Spring!... and Good painting... to ALL!!!
AWB... on location in late autumn at McFadden's Bush, Oro-Medonte
The finished painting SOLD
"The Real Team Canada" - Smail's Bush, Groveton - oil on canvas 5x7 feet SOLD
"Sweet Dreams" - demo 16x20 inches SOLD
"Three Bucket Maple" - water color on 300 lb Arches paper GIFTED to Andrew Sherman
"Smail's... Under Steam" - water color on 300 lb Arches paper SOLD
"January Thaw" - Ego's Bush 10th Line Oro-Medonte - 20x24 plein air canvas
"Sap's Runnin' " -oil on birch cradle Board panel 10x12 inches SOLD
"Team Canada... Too" oil on canvas 36x36 inches SOLD
"Before the Run Begins at Lalonde's Bush" - oil on panel 11x14 inches SOLD
"Afternoon Recess, Drummond's Sugar Bush, Kemptville" - water color on 1/2 sheet 300 lb Arches paper Gifted to Joan Sherman
"Sugar Moon" - a wood cut 8x8 inches on litho paper Gifted to Lisa (Sherman) Shamray
Monotype and ink experimental piece SOLD
"Entrance to Ken and Rene McCutcheon's Bush" -oil on canvas 20x24 inches SOLD
"Canadian Bucket Brigade" - oil on canvas 18x14 inches SOLD