Our exploration of Algonquin’s wilderness was far from complete, but aware that it could take several lifetimes to properly explore, and promising ourselves to return one day, we travelled north to explore and sketch the wilderness area known as Killarney Provincial Park.
Killarney Provincial Park is located near to the Village of Killarney situated at the termination of Hwy 637 on the north shore of Georgian Bay. The village itself has a rich history dating back to the time of the French fur trade, and later the exploitation of the area’s natural resources namely fish and timber. With the natural resources all but depleted now the village, in recent times, has had to depend largely on the tourist industry to survive.
|Tyson Lake Graphite Sketch|
We tentatively explored while learning a bit of the park’s cultural significance. Deciding that the area near to Willisville, the access area to the west, had been sufficiently explored by various members of the Group of Seven Painters, particularly by Frank Carmichael, A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, and A.J. Casson, we settled on sketching and painting at the east end of the park. While deciding we made friends with a couple who rented cabins at Tyson Lake, which is on the way to Killarney, and for a time divided our time spent in the area between exploring the park and the area surrounding Tyson Lake.
View From Phil & Theresa Gagnon's Camp - Tyson Lake Graphite Drawing
Tyson Lake Graphite Field Sketch
Common Loons - Tyson Lake Graphite Drawing
Misty Morning - Tyson Lake Graphite Drawing
Sometime ago I did a posting that I believe that was entitled, "Tyson Lake". Should you wish to learn a bit more about our experiences at Tyson Lake and Wolf Creek you might want to bring up some of my older postings. Within this posting was included a number of watercolour sketches and paintings.
I mentioned that we divided our time between Tyson Lake and Killarney Provincial Park. In time, however, we spent more and more time exploring Killarney Provincial Park accumulating a good number of sketches and paintings and went on to produce a book entitled, " IMPRESSIONS - An Artist's Introduction to Killarney Provincial Park. Check it out. Visit the Friends of Killarney gift shop. The cost is only $19.95 and all profits go to support Art in the Park and other park programmes.
Well, it's time to head up to Killarney Provincial Park..............