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My watercolours from 2018 get a separate page as they marked a new beginning. It had been many, many years since I had worked with sustained focus. I was spending the summer in a trailer just steps from the shore of Lake Huron. It took awhile to awaken the skills from beneath the rust in my fingers. One day I went out to Black Rock, near Simcoe Point on the west side of Providence Bay, and the sketch I did there showed me I was getting somewhere. Soon after, I made my first hike east of the marina towards Providence Point and found the views that absolutely captivated me. I would hike out with prepared boards, make a number of loose sketches and photograph those views, then return to my camp. Once I'd finished those paintings, I'd go out again, each time getting a little closer to the point before I had to start sketching. Eventually, I began painting scenes from places around Providence Bay. Below are the 35 paintings I completed that summer. In October, I went south for the winter and kept painting from the trove of photographs I had collected.