DOUGLAS LAKE ELDER - DOUGLAS LAKE RANCH
One of my favourite ranches in BC to visit is Douglas Lk. Near Merritt. The ranch has dry, rolling, grass-covered hills dotted with trees. I’m always drawn to these big, old trees that have so much character. To paint them with the golden grass and warm coloured underbrush, and the blue interior skies makes for a powerful painting. I pleased how this one came off and I think the brushwork is energized and not fussy. I originally focused my attention on the old barns and outbuildings, and now find myself drawn to other parts of the ranch.