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Fall edition 2013

Showcasing the Best of Muskoka

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“ROCK OF AGES” The Canadian Shield captivates me with its rugged textures and timelessness. It’s humbling to realize how temporary our lives are by comparison. I remember childhood road trips to Muskoka, passing the same rocky outcrops on the side of Hwy 11, still the same today after decades


Muskoka as viewed by Barb TenEycke an ORIGINAL Landscape Artist

Barb TenEycke creates original landscape paintings using acrylic paint on canvas. Her principle residence is in Oakville Ontario, but she spends a great deal of time at her family cottage near Algonquin Park. Traveling between the GTA and cottage country on rural roads, provides her with endless inspiration. Old barns, rolling fields, coming storms, and foggy sunsets are the stuff of dreams for TenEycke. Her landscapes have a unique blend of realism and abstraction. Lighting, atmosphere, and depth, are key elements that she attempts to convey in her work.


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I spend time hiking, driving, and photographing. My main interests are elemental; water, rocks, trees, skies. I am particularly dra long shadows and golden light. Movement is another aspect that I strive to convey in a painting. R

“Painting from the heart, I try to express my


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awn to the way light interacts with these elements. My favorite time of the day is during the evening sunset, when I can catch the Rushing water, gentle currents in a forest stream, a tree swaying in the wind, are all favorite subjects.

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“DARKENING SKIES” An approaching storm, the late afternoon sun, an old barn…check. Since painting this Oakville barn, it has been torn down. I feel grateful to have been able to catch a few good shots with my camera.


Gallery of Work ENJOY...


“UPSTREAM” Hiking through the woods at Tasso Lake. A magical place in the fall.


“BETWEEN A ROCK AND A GREEN SPACE” The rugged beauty of Muskoka. These particular rocks are along the side of Hwy 169 near Gravenhurst.


“ROCK OF AGES” The Canadian Shield captivates me with its rugged textures and timelessness. It’s humbling to realize how temporary our lives are by comparison. I remember childhood road trips to Muskoka, passing the same rocky outcrops on the side of Hwy 11, still the same today after decades


“GRASSY DUNE”


“KNEE DEEP”


“MUSKOKA MARSH� This scene is inspired by the wetlands in Gravenhurst. We often take for granted the natural beauty in our daily lives.


“SUMMER SILENCE” One of my favorite places to be, listening to the lapping of the water against the rocks.


“TRANQUIL MOMENT” Trying to catch the beauty of the colours, textures, and light in the watery reflections..


“FORGOTTEN” Old wooden barns have a certain charm, and are gradually disappearing from the landscape. Sad to think they may only be around another generation or two…


“SERENE SUNRISE”


“OCTOBER MIST” Warm tones of autumn.


“FIXIN’ FOR A STORM” Late one August afternoon, when the skies turned ominous.


Originals available at:

Auburn Gallery of Fine Art- Gravenhurst, Ontario Edge Gallery- Barrie, Ontario TWG Gallery- Rosseau, Ontario www.barbteneycke.com info@barbteneycke.com


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Solar panels convert sunshine into direct current (DC) electricity. The electricity from the complete solar array is then converted by an inverter into alternating current (AC) electricity, normally used by household appliances. A second electrical meter measures the renewable AC electricity before being transferred outside into the local utility power grid. Your current electrical power system still operates in parallel to the renewable solar system. The electrical power consumed in your house is still supplied from the power grid and you still receive a monthly hydro bill for that consumption. However, once connected, you will receive a regular payment from OPA (through a separate account at your local utility) for the renewable energy your solar system feeds into the power grid.


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Muskoka Fall edition 2013  

Your regional Showcase to the Best of Muskoka The latest on interiors, design, architecture, cottages, homes and travel in this dedicated lu...