In my previous post I showed some of the photos I took during my recent visit to Tuktoyaktuk. It was a trip of a life time in a number of ways. It was my most productive plein air painting experience I’ve ever had. Here are some of the paintings I completed in Tuk.
Sasha was a girl who worked at the Visitor Information Centre
In Inuvik I was joined at a restaurant by 7 women who were out celebrating. Karin was one of them.
Laverna was the owner of the fabulous B & B where I stayed. We became good friends.
Landscapes & Urban Landscapes
One of my favourite paintings was this one of a couple of houses in Tuk.
Another was a view from my B & B.
One of my favourite subjects was the DEW Station (Distant Early Warning). It’s an unmanned station that monitors all activities in the skies to detect and dangerous activity.
This first one was on a beautiful sunny day.
Approximately 2 days later we had a severe Arctic Storm.
I found a number of scenes in Tuk really reminded me of the Maritimes and the fishing villages. This was one of those.
On my last evening Laverna and her granddaughter, Hanna, took me for a drive up to the DEW Station where we looked down on the town. This final painting seemed to be my farewell to a wonderful place, great people and a fabulous experience.
I’m still pondering exactly what drew me to Tuk. For now all I can say is that I’m so grateful for having gone there. And as for the future . . . who knows!