Blue whale: Close Encounter
44" x 50"
Oil on stretched canvas 1990 Collection of Tom Thomson Gallery, Owen Sound, ON
"I turned to my side of the boat to see a huge wall, a mountainous blue-black head looming out of the water and filling my whole field of vision. She could have smashed us and our small boat to rubble in one movement. But at the last instant, she veered off, leaving us tilting and rocking dangerously, and swamped with water from her enormous bow-wave." ~ Barbara Howard