Laura Moreland

The Path

A path is only a path and there is no affront, to oneself or to others in leaving it if that is what your heart tells you to do. Look at each path closely. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself one question. Does this path have a heart?  If it does, the path is good, if it does not it is of no use.

Carlos Castenada ~

8×10 Kingston Waterfront Path

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Sunset Boat

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One For the Show

Well… it has been a long time.  Those of you who know me will know that I spent my early life painting and selling these works in shopping malls across Ontario.  I was just a teen and out of my teens then and for some strange reason that I cannot remember, I used to sign my paintings with the name Lana, or Jamey.  I suppose I thought it sounded cooler than Laura or using my last name, as I do today.  Anyway… the news is, that I just started selling paintings again.  It is exciting to go full circle.

I now have 12 pieces on display at Hatter’s Bay.  I hope you will stop by at this wonderful small business!  You can’t buy a lemon tart today though because I bought them all!  Sorry (not really).  Last night we had a wonderful butternut and sweet potato soup from there with an artisan bread loaf from Fred’s that she carries there. YUM!

If you are interested in my work you will want to know that am asking $190/painting inclusive for each one.  The frames are (of course) Canadian made.

If you are making a day trip of it, just around the corner on Mowat, there is a new little shop with beautiful things made by a sweet and chatty artist/seamstress, another artist/painter and also a jeweller.  It is in a little white house there and NOT well marked.  (SHHHH!  I got the cutest little hand made bloomers for my new niece.)  It is a great little outing.  Creative things and then a lovely bunch of local food on your table for supper!

 

The show is now over.  To see any works please contact Laura here.

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Kingston’s Wars

This painting is of Cathcart Redoubt which is one of the four large Martello Towers that were built along the shores of Kingston in response to the Oregon Boundary Dispute.  There are also two smaller ones.  All are still standing.

The perspective of the image: from Fort Henry using a telescopic lens, so that you can easily see the tower on Cedar Island as well as Wolfe Island in the background.

One does not see Dead Man’s Bay in this painting but it should be noted that during the building of this particular tower, 17 men perished when their boat capsized there.   These men were trying to return home after a day of work; sadly, this is how this bay got its name.

These towers were pretty much obsolete by the time they were built and fortunately were never needed to be used militarily.

With the towering windmills behind the tower in this painting, the name Kingston’s Wars seemed to me to be appropriate.  Kingston has new really seen any war but for any of you who are not local and reading this, the construction of these wind turbines caused many hard feelings and disagreement between neighbours.  Now with them present, land values in question and still feelings running high, one wonders if the healing of this generation of islanders, will happen.

I truly hope that it will.

8×10

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Battersea Beautiful at Loughborough Lake Ontario

I  have been pretty fortunate in my life to have had the opportunities that I have had.  Travel being one of the privileges I have enjoyed.  For me, there are places that are just so breathtaking and unique that they stay with you forever.  I have not been around the world but I have seen many places.  Few are as enchanting as Battersea, Ontario.

Right where the Canadian Shield meets the South, water, rocks, inlets, trees, sky, and marsh, are beyond beautiful.  It seems shady everywhere there, except at the store’s parking.  It is funny how mostly we don’t notice this when we come from the area, and only remember when we leave.

This, my friends, I am going to share, is the best place in the world to sit and have an ice-cream cone, or a Popsicle (for my Vegan friends).  The cars drive slowly past, the boats make their way into this little harbour to go to the store or the local hang out for a beer or something.  I don’t know why exactly, but it is just a place that you want to sit at and breathe for a bit.

I think that Erazim Kohák might say that this is a place that holds it’s history and when you are there, you can almost feel the lives of those that have been there before you, sitting right there, eating an ice-cream.

I hope that I have done it some small justice.  8×10

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