Collectif Challenge: 5 Jun2022, Local

As we are approaching the middle of turtle nesting in Ontario, our challenge for June is all about turtles. A big thanks to Susan Irving for the topic.

by Susan Irving Here are my submissions for Collective Creativity “LOCAL”. None of them are very recent, but they’ve all been done within the last few years. 

The first is a view of Mill Pond from Kenyon St West.

Mill Pond, September, oil 8 x 10

The second is a view of Martintown looking south from the community park.

Martintown, pencil, July 2020

The third is a drawing done last summer at the Dunvegan Pioneer Museum July 2021. 

KODAK Digital Still Camera

The last two are drawings of Flip Flockton from the Glengarry Routes Heritage Tour of Sept 2019.

By Bobi Leutschaft Poitras I painted this a few years ago from a photo I took at Island Park.  The sky was so amazing! Of course, the colours are slightly embellished, but not much! 

Across Mill Pond, Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches 

Didn’t think I’d finish this in time for the May challenge, but I stayed up late and got up early! From a photo I took on the long weekend while driving the backroads of Alexandria.

Kicking Up Dust, Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 24″

By Milo Smith I found this month’s creativity topic a bit of a challenge.  Since most of what I shoot is done locally, how do I make it unique? 

I settled on two images of the spillway of the Mill Pond Dam.  This is a plain vanilla shot of the water and the dam. 


I decided to make it more interesting by colourizing it with a Gradient Map in Photoshop. 

Spillway colourized

I decided to make a long exposure (40 seconds on a tripod) with an ND filter for image #3. 

Spillway long exposure

Finally, I applied a different Gradient Map to colourize it.

Ling exposure, colourized

By Tina Whitman For years I have walked by St Finnan, on very hot summer mornings, long before people arrive. The doors are open and the lights are on. It is quite a view. 

It was a challenge for me to paint, but I did enjoy the process and the finished work.

St. Finnan, Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, Sold

By Kerry Herwynen McIntosh This is my local reality at the moment. I have no access to my studio, and many other parts of my house, at the moment. 

Fingers crossed🤞

Backyard clearance

One comment

  1. Susan: Interesting that the eye is attracted to the same or similar things. I took an image or two of Flip at the Heritage Trail event in 2019 in that same yellow dress. For mine she is sitting. I have also photographed that wheel leaning against a small not very prominent outbuilding at Dunvegan.



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