Catherine Taron
Vancouver Island Visual Artist

Black Rock Lupine I

7" x 10" original watercolour on Arches 300# cold-pressed paper (Sold)

When I lived in Ucluelet and my boys were just kids in the 1970s, we used to walk from our house through a forest trail to get to the rugged, undeveloped Big Beach shoreline. Now you can drive a paved road right to the water’s edge and have lunch out on the deck of the Black Rock Resort, which cantilevers over a surge channel. I took a number of photos there in April, on a spectacular west coast day with wild lupine fringing the edges of the deck in each shot; those photos are the inspiration for this watercolour, one of a pair originally painted together but I think work better as a diptych.