Canadian wildflowers, North of 7
When I was in Toronto the other day, I stopped in to see a few paintings and some books at the AGO.
J.E.H. MacDonald and Tom Tompson, have long been favorites, but this time it was the still life paintings and wild flowers I saw in some new books about the group of 7 painters, that moved me. This is in homage to them. I snipped the wild flowers in the yard , took them to the easel and tried to use paint in a frank, straight forward way; as MacDonald and Tompson did.
I’ve had cultivated gardens but these wild flowers, the ones that I picked as a child and were put in jam jars on the kitchen table, are dearer.
Some of these wild flower paintings will be part of my exhibition, North of 7, and will be available for purchase from The Colin Edwards Memorial Art Gallery at Greystones Gift and Book Shop in Bon Echo Provincial Park after July 18. Oil on panel, about 8×10″ and 5×7″.