Lake Wall Art, "White Canoe on Calm Water", 8 x 8 inches, oil on wood panel - SOLD
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Bring an iconic example of lake wall art into your home with an original canoe painting! "White Canoe on Calm Water" is an original oil painting by Catherine McKinnon:
- 8 x 8 inches
- oil on wood panel
- mounted on solid wood frame and ready to hang
Notes from the Artist
With this lake art, I painted outside the lines of traditional coastal art. Above all, the painting invites viewers into a realm of peaceful beauty and nature.
In this composition, I have captured the essence of a pristine white canoe floating gracefully on a reflective, tranquil body of water. In addition, one of my goals was to portray the play of light and shadows on a calm lake. The canvas becomes a portal to a serene water world, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the soothing scene.
The choice of a white canoe as the central focus was intentional, symbolizing purity, simplicity, and the timeless draw of exploration and childhood memory. Thus, the canoe itself is a vessel of dreams, carrying viewers on their own personal journeys.
My intent was to portray the sleek lines of the canoe with my brushstrokes. They highlight its elegant form. Moreover, they hint at the stories the boat holds -- both joyous and tragic -- within its silent voyage.
The color palette for this lake house wall art is a harmonious combination of cool muted tones, mostly whites, blues, and soft grays. In contrast, the canoe interior consists of warm orange and red hues. This subdued combination creates a meditative atmosphere. It allows the viewer to connect with the stillness of the scene.
With this canoe art I wish to transport viewers to a place where time seems to stand still. The only sound is the gentle lapping of water against the canoe's hull.
"White Canoe on Calm Water" is more than just a painting of a boat; this piece of lake wall art is a metaphor for the journey of life itself. The water, calm and reflective, mirrors the emotions and experiences we encounter in our own lives.