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New Painting: Guelph Lake, Winter

April 28, 2012
'Guelph Lake, Winter' (2012) by Jamie Kapitain.

'Guelph Lake, Winter' (2012) by Jamie Kapitain. Oil on canvas, 48x48 inches.

Here is another new painting currently hanging at the Art Gallery of Hamilton in my ‘New Works’ show. I was out on the ice of Guelph Lake to take photographs for this painting in the winter of 2008. That same year, I started the canvas and fought with capturing the snow-covered ice. I ended up putting the painting aside and returned to it with fresh eyes in 2012. It celebrates the changing states of the landscape, specifically when a lake becomes a ‘field’ in the winter. My show includes the forests, fields and lakes of Ontario so this painting, whether you consider it a lake or field landscape, is an important addition.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Mollie McKibbon permalink
    May 1, 2012 2:36 am

    Wonderful contrast between the softness of the snow and the hard upward thrust of the grasses.

    • Jamie permalink
      May 1, 2012 8:50 am

      Thanks Mollie. I was also attracted to the contrast between the cool blues of the snow and hot reds of the grasses.

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