Lawrens Harris Masterstudy II

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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.

3 thoughts on “Lawrens Harris Masterstudy II

  1. Thank you! I think the general atmosphere is what I was trying to achieve. His wonderful color palatte is just a bonus.

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