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05-07-2013, 11:51 AM

From my great journey last year
18 x 24" painted last year on a calm Hecate Strait, from the Acheiver
I am shown working on this while Robert Bateman is talking, the director liked the pastel box, I had a great journey returning with a new Heiltsuk brother Ian 'Nusi' Reid(the star), and an ancestor, stood with a Grizzley, Humpback whales, wolves, and much much more, all to keep our Great Bear Rainforest Oil Free, the Documentary 'Reflections' can be seen here: http://vimeo.com/53710624

05-07-2013, 01:23 PM
OMG. How exciting. Attended a gallery event for Robert Bateman in NJ years ago. I started to watch video but it keep stopping - on my iPad waiting in Dr's Office so will watch at home but got to see the beginning. Painting is beautiful. Pam

05-07-2013, 02:03 PM
Beautiful painting, I think this is one of my favorites of yours!

05-07-2013, 02:46 PM
Wonderful painting. What an amazing place to paint in. Thanks for a beautiful and informative look at an awesome and unspoiled place.

05-07-2013, 02:58 PM
Thanks for watching Pam
Thanks Chris I was very lucky to be included a trip with many wonders
my pleasure Jen

05-07-2013, 03:19 PM
Dan, great painting. I applaud you for attending this event and using your great talent to stand tall for all of us. Bill

05-07-2013, 08:00 PM
Great painting. Luminosity of clouds is perfect.

05-07-2013, 08:01 PM
just beautiful

05-08-2013, 09:27 AM
Hi Bill, an important stand to take(for me) and it is good for artists to be involved
Thanks toniov the boat was drifting so the Island kept changing shape
Thank you Lisa

05-08-2013, 10:06 AM
This may be my favorite!

05-08-2013, 11:48 AM
Thanks Randy, once in a lifetime experience

Terry Wynn
05-08-2013, 02:41 PM
Dan, hi, this is a beauty. Looks like you all had a magical trip. I am very much enjoying the book with all the art work and the text. Hope the group is victorious.


05-08-2013, 06:34 PM
I always enjoy your work Dan and this is no exception...and trying to make sure there is something left for OUR ancestors is so important, pat on the back :wave: from a fellow environmentalist, Leesa

05-08-2013, 08:48 PM
Thanks for your support Terry, Leesa the art show played Calgary and created a stir...all good

05-09-2013, 09:46 AM
Gorgeous! 18x 24 is quite an undertaking and you managed it beautifully.


05-09-2013, 11:14 AM
Gorgeous painting Dan, it just sparkles! I admit I had to Google "Hecate Strait", since I had absolutely no clue as to where that was. Sounds like a fantastic trip, hopefully you came back with sketches and or photos to work from!

05-09-2013, 12:05 PM
Thanks Lisa...outside of the figure 18 x 24" is as small as I work

Hi Kris I came back with an Ancestor and a brother, memories and lots of pics but I only work from life the pastel that went in the show is of an ancient fish trap while painting that I met some bear researchers who pulled up on a boat to collect hair samples everyday was magic on this trip

05-09-2013, 01:27 PM
Beautiful painting, so tranquill. Love it!

05-09-2013, 09:33 PM

05-09-2013, 09:59 PM
The cold and warm blues really sing in this.
Your sky is so well rendered.

05-10-2013, 11:59 AM
Thanks twiglet, Bongo, Derek

05-12-2013, 06:40 AM
well painted , well spoken !
a breathtaking area . :)

in western Mass. and down into my little corner of Ct. , there was a problem from GE using the housatonic river to ' off-load ' pcb waste/by-product .
even though the activity was stopped decades ago , and hefty fines/suits/settlements were made ,
the clean-up process has crawled along because of the enormous complexity and impact -- there is fear in literally ' stirring up the waters ' .
> needless to say , eating the fish from the river ... Not !

here are two of many links about one area of the clean-up to show what's involved on a way smaller scale than your location .



Jo Castillo
05-12-2013, 11:34 AM
I have been trying to limit my time on wetcanvas and when I come to this forum, I can't leave. What a nice surprise to see this post. Thanks for caring and sharing. Beautiful painting, too.

05-12-2013, 01:42 PM
Hi Ed
Thanks for watching, a great journey and a lot of painting

05-12-2013, 01:44 PM
Thanks Jo You know of oil down there