watercolour on Arches cold pressed paper 12″ × 16″

Lyda Bay is one of the attractions found when hiking the Casque Isles Trail, along the north shore of Lake Superior just oustside of Terrace Bay, Ontario.

I have visited this bay a number of times and love the peaceful solitude it always offers.

Grumbacher watercolors on 140lb paper. The water is a an ultramarine blue wash fading into a sepia brown.


lake superior, terrace bay, lyda bay, casque isles, ontario, hiking, trail, north shore

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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  • loralea
    loraleaabout 5 years ago

    I like this one even better – especially the ripples in the water near the sand
    that was worth staying in on a nice day for! its great

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 5 years ago

    You’ve really outdone yourself Douglas. You very masterfully have allowed us to see though the edge of the water and so gentlely allowed the light reflection to take over. I am truly impressed with this piece. Adding it to my favorites right now.

  • Carolyn Bishop
    Carolyn Bishopabout 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful, Douglas! Wow! The detail is excellent … so realistic I think I am looking at a photo!

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful artwork, Douglas, so lifelike !!

  • Elaine Green
    Elaine Greenabout 5 years ago

    Your work is astonishing!!!!

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful scene and watercolour, Douglas. The water is so well rendered and the light and reflections are amazing.

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonabout 5 years ago

    Your work just keeps getting better and better – The water is amazing!!

  • Randy Sprout
    Randy Sproutabout 5 years ago

    A very grand illusion supported by great technique and wonderful compostion. Good job in taking us all there.

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 5 years ago

    stunning work as always Douglas…just perfect!

  • Pam Hunt-Bromfield
    Pam Hunt-Bromf...about 5 years ago

    Wow! I thought this was a photo! Lovely work. I truly admire your talent.

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