Since I’ve been on a Lawrens Harris kick lately, I thought I’d try a couple more. Harris painted “Miners Houses, Glace Bay” (left) in 1925. Nearly 100 years ago, and it still feels so contemporary to me. I could not find a large picture to print for reference, so I relied on a 4″x4″ printout from my budget printer. Needless to say, I lost a lot of detail in the process, especially of his brushwork (which is barely visible here). I am amused by some of my mis-interpretations. Still, what continues to draw me to Harris are his striking shadows and rounded forms. I think I got the gist of it – as much as I am able to. And I have to say, I’m really pleased with the fence. Doesn’t quite look the part, but I’m lovin’ it all the same.
I’m almost finished the 2nd Harris-inspired painting that I actually started first. But I made a few last-minute changes, and it will take me a couple of days to repair. So it goes.