After three years of scrounging up time– first between visiting classes and later during my brief visits– I have finally finished the Stream to Sea paintings at the Scout Island Nature Centre. It is a series that illustrates the journey of young salmon, from shallow streams out to the ocean. Likewise, it shows journey of water, starting as a dewdrop in a forest.
Until this summer, only the Ocean and River paintings were completed. Over the past few months, I managed to visit Scout Island time-to-time to do touchups on the Shallow Stream painting, and to fully populate the Beach and Forest paintings.
I posted the paintings in order of their display at Scout Island (which was determined by the tanks, and also the geography of Canada’s west coast).
The Big Picture
Credit where it’s due: Alison painted the water and sea creatures (I only composed / touched up that painting), and Kiera painted the salmon eggs and alevins.