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Image of the Day: Grimsby Harbour

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"Grimsby Harbour + Black House" watercolor sketch, 10" x 13", by Chuck Jones.  This undated watercolor 'sketch' by Jones is a fine example of a travel diary entry (as we've discussed before.)  Grimsby, founded in 1790, is located in Canada on Lake Ontario and butts up against the Niagara Escarpment.  

Jones' facility with watercolor is evident in even something as simple as this sketch of a harbor (and, of course, there is the black house, which for anyone, at any time, would be a sight to behold.) The fresh line of water lapping at the prows of the boats on the lake, the people standing in silhouette, not in black as one might expect from figures so small, but in playful red and blue, which confirms Chuck Jones' excellent eye for detail.  All of this making the image fresh, fun and of the moment.