Off the Highway – 100 Paintings in 100 Days

August 14, 2009

Day 100 Off the Highway – Landscapes from Nebraska and Labrador: “Across the Pond” and “Inukshuk at Sunset”

Filed under: August 2009 — Mavis Penney @ 11:20 pm

Day 100 - Scarborough - Across The Pond

Day 100  Patricia Scarborough – Nebraska: Across the Pond – Oil  on board 7″ x 5″ – August 2009  

–  This is one of my favorite “hidden” places.  It’s just off the bridge coming into town off Highway 81.  Actually, it’s a backwater from the creek, full of algae and muck.  When the sun hits it though. the water sparkles and gleams as though it were a clear mountain stream.  –


This painting is available for sale. For purchasing information, visit: Patricia Scarborough’s Off the Highway web page.


 Day 100 - Penney - Inukshuk at Sunset

Day 100 – Mavis Penney – Labrador:  Inukshuk at Sunset  – Oil on canvas  5″ x 7″ – August 2009

– An Inukshuk is an arrangement of stones traditionally placed to mark a good location, or to indicate a good direction along a trail.

People might also build an Inukshuk to demonstrate “I was here” in a particular place.  For me, this particular Inukshuk celebrates me

reaching my goal – 100 Days of a-painting-a-day. This Inukshuk also points me farther in my creative journey. I am grateful for all of your

comments and suggestions during the past several months. Thank you for joining us “Off the Highway” and sharing our experiences.  –

This painting is available for sale.  For purchasing information, visit:  Mavis Penney’s studio website. 

We assume that we understand what’s “Off the Highway,” but… do we really?  


All images © Mavis Penney 2009, or © Patricia Scarborough 2009. All rights reserved.





  1. What a perfect subject to wrap up such a project. Congratulations Mavis-

    Comment by Patricia — August 15, 2009 @ 10:32 pm | Reply

  2. Hi Patricia:

    I am so glad we made this creative journey together. May there be many more projects for us!

    This quote from T. S. Eliot came to my mind… “We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.”

    Hope that’s not too heavy a thought for a beautiful summer day!

    Thank you, – Mavis

    Comment by Mavis — August 16, 2009 @ 11:57 am | Reply

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