Robert Achtemichuk

What I see becomes a sort of visual illumination, like a match struck unexpectedly in the dark, a gift, lighting my path into wonder -Virginia Woolf

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In Homer Watson’s Foot Steps Opening Today 2-4 pm

Opening Sunday, June 21 from 2 to 4 pm
at the Homer Watson House & Gallery
1754 Old Mill Road, Kitchener 519.748.43.77

March 19 2015 200pmMarch 19, 2015 2:00pm
I appreciate the support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund and and the Ontario Arts Council.
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Orienteering Homer Watson’s painting sites 2

Many of Homer Watson’s paintings include views of the Grand River. Charlie Hill, recently retired Curator of Canadian Art at the National Gallery of Canada shared that Homer painted a lot towards Blair which is down stream from his house in Doon.

Taking Mr. Hill’s observation in hand, two weeks ago Sasha, my son, and I rented a canoe and took a paddle from Freeport to Blair past the Homer Watson House and Gallery. I was particularly hopeful in finding a stand of pines along the river that are in one of his paintings now in the collection of the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery. It is called Moonlight along the Grand. We made a few stops allowing me to paint. Here are two, one from shore and one from the boat. There were a few younger pines.

September 28 2014 200pm September 28, 2014 2:00 pm, wc on washi

September 28 2014 330 2 September 28, 2014 3:30 pm, wc on washi

The National Gallery of Canada has a very large collection of Homer’s paintings and drawings. If you wish, this link will take you to the area in the NGC website that pertains to Homer Watson – Thanks to Laura Mabee at HWHG for this information.

I appreciate the support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.
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