Abandoned Building - Tim Payment

DysART Trail

Abandoned Building - Tim Payment

Haliburton, Ontario K0M, Canada

Created By: Tammy Rea


Abandoned Building

Acrylic on gesso on masonite: 26” x22” $625

Tim Payment is a realist painter who creates portraits, landscapes and wildlife images. His chief lament about the latter is that while loons will come close and look him in the eye while he is sitting peacefully in his boat, they are 200 feet away by the time he’s reached for his camera. He retired and moved to beautiful Lake Miskwabi in the Haliburton Highlands in 2006. Self-taught, he has been painting for most of his adult life. While he’s also worked in watercolour and oil, his preferred medium is acrylic on gesso on masonite. He enjoys varying his medium and subject matter.

About the Work

Driving the backroads just east of Haliburton on Parish Line and Unicorn Roads, I noticed an old roof poking up just above the bushes and brambles. I took my camera and snapped a few shots, also coming back later in the day to get a photo with more sunlight on the building. My second visit spooked a white tail deer which I thought added a little life to the deserted structure. I love old abandoned buildings and wonder what stories they would tell if they could talk.

Abandoned Building can be viewed at the Haliburton Highlands Museum, Nestled away quietly behind the shores of Head Lake on Museum Road, the Museum tells the exciting story of the Haliburton area from the earliest settlers right up to the present day. For more information about the museum see haliburtonhighlandsmusem

This point of interest is part of the tour: DysART Trail


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