Sundown at Pays Plat by Douglas Hunt

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watercolour painting 12″ × 16″ on Arches cold pressed paper

This is one of the many spectacular views that greet the traveler on HWY 17 heading east into Pays Plat, while driving through one of the rock canyons that rise abruptly from the shoulder less road.
Location: North shore of Lake Superior in Ontario.


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Born in Essex, England, living in Canada now, north of Lake Superior in Schreiber, Ontario.
Painting in watercolours since I was 8 years old, and after a career in the field of photography, mostly with Konica Canada, I am finally an artist, full time.

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  • Sandi Redding
    Sandi Reddingover 5 years ago

    This is stunning. I love your work.

  • Thanks Sandi, I appreciate your comment.

    – Douglas Hunt

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 5 years ago

    I have often travelled this road…you have made it look magnificeent…

  • Thanks, Janis — it really is a beautiful road to travel, as you know.

    – Douglas Hunt

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganover 5 years ago

    Beautiful colour choices, Doug. This is really a beautiful painting.

  • The pastels of the sunset really made an impression on me when I came over this hill.
    Thanks for your compliment, Bev

    – Douglas Hunt

  • Colin Cartwright
    Colin Cartwrightover 5 years ago

    A very good watercolour painting, Douglas. I likethe way you see the warm sunset colours in the distance, between the near sides of the snow-covered rocky canyon. Looks like you took a photo from the car and painted it later. Excellent!

  • That’s exactly what I did (there is no place to pull over to take this shot, unfortunately). Thanks for the comment, Colin.

    – Douglas Hunt

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 5 years ago

    Those contrasting warm and cool colours make this winter scene a winner Douglas.

  • Hi Brian; that’s what struck me about the scene and made me want to paint it.

    – Douglas Hunt

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonover 5 years ago

    Beautiful scene – I love the colors in the distant mountains.

  • Thanks for stopping by, Lora and for your comment

    – Douglas Hunt

  • Lara  Cooper
    Lara Cooperover 5 years ago

    Wow, great lighting, delicate, lovely.

  • Hi Lara; thanks!

    – Douglas Hunt

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 5 years ago

    Amazing work Douglas. I can ‘feel’ the temperature! You have captured the light in this so well. I am transported to the spot by this painting. You have a lot of ‘bests’ but this is another one of them!

  • thanks for your beautiful comment, Lynda

    – Douglas Hunt

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 5 years ago

    Wow, Douglas that is some terrific use of color my friend. I truly enjoy all your landscapes (and your other work as well), but this one sidesteps a bit into an adventure with color and I like that.

  • Thanks Jim; I like to see if I can mix it up a bit and experiment.

    – Douglas Hunt

  • kentobrew
    kentobrewover 5 years ago

    Very nice. It’s so easy to over-work a scene like this but you did a nice job of avoiding that.

  • Thanks Kent; I do have a tendency to not quit while I’m ahead with a painting! LoL

    – Douglas Hunt

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