This weekend I went up to Muskoka for the Annual Classic and Antique Boat Show. Basically it was an exhibit of amazing vintage boats, the type Scott Fitzgerald must’ve seen continuously as he wrote The Great Gatsby: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past…”

Muskoka is actually known for its cottages. Many people in Toronto go there as it’s a convenient 2-hour drive away from the city (without traffic, that is…). We went on a cruise around lake Muskoka and saw a few of these cottages, some were on islands by themselves, truly amazing.

While I was there I couldn’t help but get all excited about coming back to the city and painting a few of the boats we saw. These are just the first two of a series of boat-inspired paintings/drawings. Watch this space!