Friday, July 9, 2010

Rock Lake Cliffs by Bill Mason

The late Bill Mason was best known as a cinematographer. But those who knew Bill personally also knew of his love of painting. Bill preferred to paint small pictures because it best suited his loose style.

The above painting captures a sense of the rugged, uncontrollable side of nature. Bill liked this scene for it the rock cliff had native pictoglyphs painted on it.

These words can be found on the Bill Mason commemorative website: "Rock Lake Cliffs - Algonquin Park:
"We are not sure when Bill visited Rock Lake. It may have been on one of his canoe trips through Algonquin Park or perhaps just a day trip as he drove through the area. But it's clear that what attracted him to this spot was not only the beautiful cliffs that he painted but also quite likely the native pictographs on the west side of the lake. This is one of very few pictograph sites in Algonquin Park and I'm sure that Bill would have felt it worthy of at least one visit."

The site also reports that a rare sale of Bill's paintings, in Almonte, Ontario, sold out in 45 minutes.

To read more please check out the red canoe webiste by clicking here.

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