Status of Original Painting – Sold
All prices are in Canadian dollars
Size: 13.75 x 20 inches
Medium: Watercolour on 300 lb Arches
Atop Castle Hill National Historic Site in the town of Placentia, Newfoundland, you’ll find these two Adirondack chairs positioned in the perfect spot for a picnic lunch while enjoying a panoramic view of nature’s beauty. The view is southwest looking out at the Atlantic Ocean; the little strip of land in the distance on the left bears the Point Verde lighthouse, but it is hidden by the trees. It was a beautiful vibrant day as depicted, and we did enjoy a picnic at this spot.
I previously wrote about Castle Hill for my earlier painting “Protecting Placentia,” which I completed in April last year. The castle was fortified in 1693, and saw armed conflicts between British and French forces in their struggles to control North America. It’s an archeological site and park now, with scattered cannons and remains of foundations as the remnants of the original armed fort. There are hiking trails that lead to points of interest at the site.
It’s quite common in Newfoundland to find Adirondack chairs in scenic locations, or in someone’s backyard. Often you’ll see yellow, blue, green, red, or blue chairs arranged like colourful jellybeans, instead of this pair of the same red colour.