|Old Post Office, 12x9 oil|
After a quick breakfast and morning critiques, we headed back into Annapolis Royal to paint some of the historic buildings along St George Street. Although the old woodframe buildings are nice to look at, one tall brick building caught my eye – the old post office and customs house. Built around 1890, it replaced the gubernatorial residence of a Colonel Vetch, one of the British officers who took back the town from the French in 1710. The early morning sun on the brick was a treat for the eye. While I painted, a group of historical Acadian dancers performed in the square to the accompaniment of a concertina. Although I was busy watching the building and not the dancers, it was nice to hear the music.
|We watched a boat being hauled in for repair|
|Acadian dwelling replica|
|Not a painting! Just looking through some old glass.|
|Jim painting beneath a big boat.|
|The "Hazel G" 9x12 oil|
|Tobey's Path, 9x12 oil|