Lake Ontario Love


Okay, if I’m honest, Lake Ontario is not my favourite Great Lake (Superior is far superior!). However, over the last year I have really come to love the moody skies and landscapes that I witness every day. The sunrises and sunsets, the breaks of sun-rays through the clouds, the unlimited colour palettes, and no two days are ever the same. It’s pretty awesome, and a bit of an artist’s dream, really.


The sun-rays!

Winter magic…

So, after a month of painting hiatus, this morning I decided it was time to get back at it.

prepped canvases

I’ve roughed out the sketches, and prepped the canvases, and while that paints dries here I am blogging about it… Super excited to share this next series.

As an artist, I tend to paint as I feel inspiration, and when I do that things just seem to flow so effortlessly. When I approach this as work, or as a job, or as a scheduled necessity I run into trouble. I also had myself in this mind-frame of:  YOU CAN’T START ANY NEW PAINTINGS UNTIL YOU’VE FINISHED THOSE OLD ONES! Oh man, why limit myself? I think that was where half of my creative block was stemming from!

I have 9 unfinished paintings, and have started 5 new ones this morning. I still have a larger blank canvas I’m saving too. Why do I do this to myself? (kidding- I love it all). Instead of blocking my creative flow, I’m just going with it. I know some awesome Lake Ontario landscapes are being channeled today… Those hoodoos and rocky mountains will just have to wait a little bit longer.

waiting game.jpg

Want to follow the process? You can find me on Facebook as Jennifer Anne Burke and Instagram @burkeuntitled.

Now, back to the studio!

Published by JenniferAnneBurke

Yogini since I was 17. Certified yoga instructor since I was 24. Totaling over 20 years of experience. Thousands of hours of practice, teaching, learning, sharing, loving, growing. I believe yoga needs to be made accessible to all people, even if that means simply practicing breath work. My business is named "The Gentle Way of Hatha" because from my personal experience it is the gentle practice that has been the most liberating, and what I wish to share with others. The essence of yoga: inner peace. Finding your calm in the chaos of life. Artist my whole life. Failed OCAD (well I didn't really give it a chance, I dropped out after one semester). Continue to create regardless. Check out to view my work. I love to travel, and hope to make it to Iceland in 2020 for an art adventure.

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