Canoe 2 Finished!

Canoe 2. Oil on Linen. 30" x 22".

After weeks of glazing, Canoe 2 is now complete. As you may be able to tell in a glance looking at this jpeg, the final photo isn't complete. Something this large and this glazed is really, really hard to photograph. I'll try again tomorrow morning.

This is of a canoe on Lake Padden at dusk in the late winter. When the painting began the trees are bare. I was just at Lake Padden. It was 70 degrees and everything was leafed out. I miss the winter light already.

As I wrote about here, here and here, Canoe 2 was inspired by a number of canoe paintings by Peter Doig and by my evening walks at Lake Padden.

Comments

Anne-Marie said…
Beautiful - amazing. The glazing technique really adds depth to the painting. Love it.
Lisa McShane said…
Thanks! I'm loving the indirect painting technique with the many, many layers of glazing. Each painting takes longer, but the depth of them fascinates me.
James Lourie said…
I love the inner inner strength.
loriann said…
What a wonderful calm, ethereal feeling you have created!
Lisa McShane said…
Thanks James and Loriann - this one was really, really fun to paint. I probably say that about most paintings but the undersurface of this (handprimed and polished oil ground on linen) was unbelievable to work with. As much as I disliked doing the priming, I really liked what it did for the painting.