Majestic Niagara

Majestic Niagara


Who can stand before the majestic Niagara Falls and not be spellbound? How small am I before the thundering falls and swirling mist. I stand captivated, entranced, unable to pull my eyes from this magnificent scene. The sheer volume of water pounding over the cliff edge I cannot fathom. I am truly thankful to experience this gift; to hear the roar, watch the light sparkle on the cascading water, to smell the damp air, and watch the trees dancing before me.

Niagara Falls has been on our bucket list for some time now so we knew planning our grand New England fall leaves adventure that we had to begin here. We chose to experience the falls fully from the Canada side with the Behind the Falls tour and then boarding the boat for the Maids of the Mist adventure! To be on a boat at the base of these thundering falls was exhilarating!

The artist in me was so drawn to paint my experience, to capture it on canvas, how intimidating to capture the magic and grandeur, the sheer magnitude of it all. Not to mention how wonderfully the great masters have captured these falls before me… But I have to try right? I cannot help myself. How wonderful this painting experience has been specially after being pulled from my studio during my recent shows and the holidays. What an amazing feeling to enter once again and have this painting flow as it did! Soon after I completed Majestic Niagara, I came across this beautiful poem and I would love to share it with you too.

Niagara Falls
majestic curtains
of surging water
cascading, never-ending,
onto the jagged rocks below.

Creating a roar,
like rolling thunder,
a tidal wave of sound
reverberating off the cliffs,
both powerful and soothing,
it can even lull a baby
to sleep.

And of course the mist,
floating high into the sky,
like plumes of gossamer silk,
meeting the rays of the sun,
forming radiant rainbows,
each a crescent of dazzling colors,
like a tiara of diamonds
adorning the royal head of
a noble queen.

For Niagara Falls
is nature’s gift to humanity:
her splendor unmatched,
her beauty sublime,
to be admired and treasured,
like a priceless gem,
for all times.

– Phillip W. Weiss

Camelback Gallery, Autumn Festival of Art 2023 Exhibition, Silver Award

Custom Framed Original 22×30 $3,855

Canvas Giclee-Gallery Wrapped 22×30 $435

Canvas Giclee-Standard 22×30 $415

Canvas Giclee-Gallery Wrapped 18×24 $320

Canvas Giclee-Standard 24×18 $290

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