Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Evocative Paintings

More art from within the National Gallery's Canadian collection today. This is Homer Watson's The Flood Gate.

This painting, titled A Meeting Of The School Trustees, is by the artist Robert Harris.

The top painting is by Robert Duncanson, entitled Owl's Head Mountain. The bottom one is Niagara Falls, by Adolphe Vogt.

This one, painted by James Kerr-Lawson, is titled La Caterina. 

I finish today with a portrait by Prudence Heward called Girl In Yellow Sweater.


  1. Great photos in the National Gallery.

  2. Girl In Yellow Sweater, is beautiful this portrait.


  3. I would like to wear that dress of Caterina.

  4. @Nancy: thank you.

    @Tex: so did I.

    @Tomas: it stands out to me too.

    @Halcyon: indeed.

    @Marianne: it's quite an ensemble!

  5. Excellent collection. Like the pieces you have selected.

  6. i like these, i think flood gate is my favorite!

  7. Love visiting the gallery with you William, I like the style of the 'Girl in Yellow Sweater' very much.

  8. There is so much art in the world, one will never see it all. My favorite is the girl in the yellow sweater.

  9. @Lauren: thanks!

    @Tanya: Watson seemed to have quite a dramatic style in his work.

    @Gill: I figured that one would be popular.

    @Grace: so do I! Thanks!

    @Sharon: she stands out well.

    @VP: thank you!

  10. Large art galleries can take a lot of my time.

  11. Wonderful. I love art museums. Must take the time to go tour.

  12. love her dress & that man's beard is way cool. men get all the fun. beard growing i mean. ha. ha!! ( :

  13. Wonderful artwork! I especially like A Meeting Of The School Trustees.

  14. You chose very interesting paintings to share with us. Thank you!

  15. I prefer the landscapes. When I wrote Angels at Midnight, my editor objected to me making the female protagonist a landscape artist. She didn't feel Ashley could be such a huge success doing landscapes. I've always felt if I look at a piece and have to ask what it is, then it isn't art.

  16. You do much better with paintings than I do. I never take the time to find out the details of each painting...I'm a bad person.

  17. @Red: they take a good deal of my time!

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Linda: I do enjoy this one, though I don't really linger in the contemporary art sections!

    @Beth: back in the day that particular painting was the inspiration for what was called Heritage minute commercials. I wonder if I can track that one down.

    @Karl: thank you!

    @Meradeth: that painting feels like you're coming into the middle of an unfolding story. There's another one like that in the same area that I'll have to photograph sometime.

    @RedPat: thank you!

    @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Norma: I completely agree with you.

    @Ciel: it really is!

    @Lowell: I ended up photographing the tags on nearly everything I photographed, otherwise I'd have never remembered what was what.

  18. Nice paintings, I specially like the last one.

  19. Lovely paintings . Thanks for sharing them . Have a good day !

  20. Yep, looks like a lot of meetings I've had to sit through. :-)

  21. Good selection. If you have ever read the rules and regulations for teachers (even as late as 1915), you would realize how serious the School Trustees meeting is for the teacher. The frontier was the only place a teacher could behave in an almost normal fashion as it was difficult to attract an educator to a less civilized place.

  22. A nice variety of styles shown here. A stroll through time and place.

  23. Wonderful work that I would love to see in person!

  24. Did you find a lot or art students sketching them? I usually do when I go. We were there for an exhibit back in the good weather.

  25. @Jan: so do I.

    @Country Gal: you're welcome.

    @Revrunner: yes, I expect that is a common reaction.

    @Mari: that doesn't surprise me.

    @Kay: it is indeed.

    @EG: I enjoy it each time I visit.

    @Jennifer: occasionally I've seen some do that.