"Once Upon a Season" combines landscape and still life celebrating the Canadian Prairies.
"Once Upon a Season" combines landscape and still life celebrating the Canadian Prairies.

 

One More Day

Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24", 2009

 

 

One of the richest motifs in the visual arts has been the open window.  In 2009, I completed 20 paintings in acrylic on canvas using the window motif to celebrate life and the seasons on the Canadian Prairies.

Each painting combines landscape as seen through a window and still life with a table and background of seasonal images and colours. I also included narrative consisting of phrases or lines of my poetry as I consider this work a somewhat romanticized view  of life. To further this concept, I used gold and silver leaf and titled the series "Once Upon a Season".

I hope this work stirs the senses and invokes happy memories of life, time and place.  In 2011, the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York, held an exhibition "Rooms With a View: the Open Window in the 19th Century".

 

Katepwa Summer; Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 30", 2009
Katepwa Summer; Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 30", 2009

 

Private Collection

Scent of Summer; Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24", 2009
Scent of Summer; Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24", 2009

 

Private Collection

Season of Splendor; Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24", 2009
Season of Splendor; Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24", 2009
Road Trip; Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24", 2009
Road Trip; Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24", 2009
City in Autumn; Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30", 2009
City in Autumn; Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30", 2009
Interlude (November); Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30", 2009
Interlude (November); Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30", 2009
Season of Silence;Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24", 2009
Season of Silence;Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24", 2009
Evening Comes Early in Winter; Acrylic on canvas, 14" x 18", 2009
Evening Comes Early in Winter; Acrylic on canvas, 14" x 18", 2009
Spring Rain; Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 16", 2009
Spring Rain; Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 16", 2009

 

Private  Collection

First Bouquet; Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24", 2009
First Bouquet; Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24", 2009

 

Private  Collection

Planting Time; Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20", 2008
Planting Time; Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20", 2008

 

Private Collection

Stormy Weather; Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24", 2008
Stormy Weather; Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24", 2008

 

Private  Collection

"Once Upon a Season" combines landscape and still life celebrating the Canadian Prairies.
Katepwa Summer; Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 30", 2009
Scent of Summer; Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24", 2009
Season of Splendor; Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24", 2009
Road Trip; Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24", 2009
City in Autumn; Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30", 2009
Interlude (November); Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30", 2009
Season of Silence;Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24", 2009
Evening Comes Early in Winter; Acrylic on canvas, 14" x 18", 2009
Spring Rain; Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 16", 2009
First Bouquet; Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24", 2009
Planting Time; Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20", 2008
Stormy Weather; Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24", 2008
"Once Upon a Season" combines landscape and still life celebrating the Canadian Prairies.

 

One More Day

Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24", 2009

 

 

One of the richest motifs in the visual arts has been the open window.  In 2009, I completed 20 paintings in acrylic on canvas using the window motif to celebrate life and the seasons on the Canadian Prairies.

Each painting combines landscape as seen through a window and still life with a table and background of seasonal images and colours. I also included narrative consisting of phrases or lines of my poetry as I consider this work a somewhat romanticized view  of life. To further this concept, I used gold and silver leaf and titled the series "Once Upon a Season".

I hope this work stirs the senses and invokes happy memories of life, time and place.  In 2011, the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York, held an exhibition "Rooms With a View: the Open Window in the 19th Century".

 

Katepwa Summer; Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 30", 2009

 

Private Collection

Scent of Summer; Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24", 2009

 

Private Collection

Season of Splendor; Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24", 2009
Road Trip; Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24", 2009
City in Autumn; Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30", 2009
Interlude (November); Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30", 2009
Season of Silence;Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24", 2009
Evening Comes Early in Winter; Acrylic on canvas, 14" x 18", 2009
Spring Rain; Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 16", 2009

 

Private  Collection

First Bouquet; Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24", 2009

 

Private  Collection

Planting Time; Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20", 2008

 

Private Collection

Stormy Weather; Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24", 2008

 

Private  Collection

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