Quiet Moment – Blackbird Café, Burnstown 24x24 acrylic
In from the cold, the cozy interior of the Blackbird Café is a welcome sight. Nestled in the hills, looking over the Madawaska River at the junction of the Burnstown Road and the Calabogie Road, the Café is a well-known drop-in stop for Ottawa and Renfrew County travellers.
The inspiration for this painting took place on a break from outdoor painting in the Calabogie area this November. Several onsite sketches and a photo for detail, taken over coffee, accompanied me back to my studio at the end of the day - where the painting would began to take shape.