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1210 Ragging Waters

Phil Chadwick

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May 27th, 2015 - 05:54 AM

1210 Ragging Waters

When is a painting done? You can stroke a painting to death with kindness ... striving to make it better. Am I done? Ragged Falls has given me four paintings... Tom Thomson likely fished the pool at the bottom of this falls although the photo or evidence to prove it doesn't exist like it does for Tea Lake Dam. I used a bit of cobalt blue to paint Tom's canoe into the top of Ragged Falls - the same colour Tom used to mix the proper colour for his canoe. Tom's dove gray canoe wasn't really in the scene but it likely was at one time and should have been. In any event, it is Artistic Licence, a "piece of paper that I carry at all times. I wonder if I had turned around really fast, whether I might have caught a glimpse of Tom flicking a spinner bait into the deeper eddies of the pool. Maybe a few more strokes... but not many!

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