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Sunday, December 27, 2020

Donnybrook Island

 

Donnybrook Island, 6x6, glazed acrylic, $95.00


Pockets of life, islands of diversity, home to many, safe haven.

Juction

 


Junction, 6x6, glazed acrylic, $95.00


Junction: A place of meeting or joining. Once, all was forest, then came the colonizers, who took down much of the forest. Pockets remain, and as it is the will of nature to grow and also to colonize, the junctions where field and forest meet are the site of a subtle battle.


Stalking the Marsh

 

Stalking the Marsh, 4x4, glazed acrylic, $60.00



The  coastal salt marsh of the South Carolina Low Country, is the birth place of much of the ocean's life. It's also home to many who feed on the creatures that are born, and live there. The magnificent herons, and their kin, are a constant presence-stalking the marsh.

Kettle Valley

 

Kettle Valley 12x16, glazed acrylic, $240.00



We walk with our extra large pup, along the Kettle Creek almost daily, unless there's a monsoon and the valley becomes a lake. This is the view from the crest of the hill, just before the trail head. It's our happy place.





Monday, October 19, 2020

Along Old Vic

                                                                                        

Along Old Vic.  glazed acrylic on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang

 16x16, CDN $295.00 buy now

Old Vic (Old Victoria Rd S) is one of those forgotten rural roads, mostly used by farm equipment.  Home to falling down barns, homesteads and gently rolling landscapes, the patterns of the land speak to me of things past. GPS 42°53'35.0"N 81°07'40.6"W





Saturday, August 15, 2020

Drumlin

 Down the side road, by the corn maze, there is an odd little hill, glacial remnant, Drumlin.


copyright Robin Baratta, Drumlin, 16x20
glazed acrylic on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang
16x20, CDN $360.00  Buy Now

copyright Robin Baratta, Drumlin, detail

copyright Robin Baratta, Drumlin, detail

 

Monday, July 27, 2020

Hamilton Rd Undulations


copyright Robin Baratta, Hamilton Rd Undulations
Hamilton Rd Indulations,  Glazed Acrylic on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang,  
                                                       24x30.CDN  $600.00 buy now

I drive past this vista regularly, there’s a rutted farm track that goes through the fields and the land tells tales of retreating glacial flood waters, followed by forests then farms. These fields are zoned industrial use, one by one they’re disappearing under concrete and asphalt. 

copyright, Robin Baratta, Hamilton Rd Undulations detail

copyright Robin Baratta, Hamilton Rd Undulations


 






Friday, June 12, 2020

Into The Distance


Into The Distance
glazed acrylic, on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang, 
 12x16, $240.00 CDN buy now

Some times the fields seem to go on as far as the eye can see, an illusion of straight fence lines, and undulating land.



Through The Dunes

Where we go for our annual 'snowbird' the dunes are shaped by wind and water, every year they're different, and in hurricane years...much is lost to the angry sea. 


Through The Dunes
 Glazed Acrylic, on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang 
 18x24,CDN $415.00

copyright Robin Baratta, Through The Dunes, detail

copyright, Robin Baratta, Through the Dunes, detail

copyright Robin Baratta, Through the Dunes, detail

Transitions


Transitions, Glazed Acrylic, on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang, 
  8x10 CDN $165.00
I'm fascinated by the spaces between. Little bits of wild, left behind by the plough, too rough or inconvenient for the ploughman, but loved by the wildlings.



Centre Line


Centre Line, Glazed Acrylic, on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang, 
8x10,  CDN $165.00
Early in the year, the cover crop is ploughed under, the fertile land is ready for seed.


Donnybrook Green and Gold


Donnybrook Green and Gold, Glazed Acrylic, on cradled wooden board, ready to hang,
24x30, CDN $600.00

Washed Up


Washed Up, Glazed Acrylic, on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang
  8x10, CDN$165.00

This driftwood, greeted us each year on Hunting Island beach, until Hurricanes Mathew, and  Rita devastated the island, washing away much of the beach and most of the 'boneyard' trees. 
I'm very glad that I sketched and subsequently painted it, before it disappeared.   

Corn As High As An Elephants Eye


Corn As High As An Elephants Eye, Glazed Acrylic, on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang,
12x16,
 CDN $240.00, Buy now

Hamilton Rd Pump House


Hamilton Rd Pump House, glazed acrylic, on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang,
 12x16, CDN $240.00
A remnant of rural life, surrounded by developing subdivisions, safe only until it becomes worth the work of flattening the rolling landscape.  I record it while I can.

Corn and Beans


Corn and Beans, glazed acrylic on cradled wooden panel, ready to hang
 12x16
 $240.00 Buy now


Don's Dang Hill




Don's Dang Hill, Glazed Acrylic on cradled wooden panel ready to hang
12x12, CDN $210.00


Recorded on a hot summer day, Don's hill, was an anomaly, a steep drop into what may have once been the bed of a rushing glacial river, long gone, and now permanently erased to make way for a "better" road.