Beattie Cove - Marathon ONtario by loralea

Beattie Cove - Marathon ONtario by 

I wanted to do something with the red rocks in it for awhile – the Port Coldwell Alkaline complex near here is pretty special – its the largest deposit of Syenite in the world ( red rock ) its part of what is called Centre III for geologists – its contained in 3 large circular areas on the landscape the result of a three magma chambers ( volcano’s ) estimated to be a billion years old and part of the original catastrophic re action that caused this area of the earth to ‘rip’ open which is what formed Lake Superior – so pretty much you can say that the Marathon Ontario area is at the epi centre of the activity which is what makes it so mineral rich here with the Hemlo Gold fields and the PGM copper finds. and the credit for that information has to go to a friend Dr Jurate Gertzbein who calls herself the ‘worlds unofficial’ expert on Centre III Coldwell complex – thanks Jurate!
This piece will be the cover of the Ontario Country register for the months of sept/oct.


  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakover 4 years ago

    This is beautiful, Laura! I’m so envious of your talent! Now tell me you are going to add your great work to Great Lakes of North America Group

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 4 years ago

    Ahhhhh Laura Lea this is exceptional, so beautifully painted I thought it was a clear early morning shot with the soft kiss of the sun on the land and water! Very interesting description about the mineral content of the red rocks!

  • thanks joanne

    – loralea

  • MelDavies
    MelDaviesover 4 years ago


  • gdanen
    gdanenover 4 years ago

    What a lovely painting!

  • Rose Gallik
    Rose Gallikover 4 years ago

    Laura!! This is Absolutely Amazing work!

  • Jane Best
    Jane Bestover 4 years ago

    Beautiful! Love the colors and the composition. Very upbeat and inviting. Interesting commentary about the geology as well.

  • thank you jane

    – loralea

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Huntover 4 years ago

    Excellent painting, Laura Lea. I love the colour scheme, and your treatment of the water.

  • was very interesting trying to get that sunset glint in the water – this is the second version of it – the better one too

    – loralea

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 4 years ago

    lovely, laura, the colours and the composition are superb !!!

  • thanks george – I like the red rock!

    – loralea

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 4 years ago

    Very beautiful artwork Laura!

  • thanks!

    – loralea

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 4 years ago

    A beautiful work……thanks for the info on the sidebar too – very interesting and informative. Congrats on your cover too!

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