Enhance your living and working spaces with red canoe wall art by Canadian artist Catherine McKinnon! This minimalist, framed giclee boat print will lend a contemporary, modern style to your home and office with a bold red canoe set against a muted blue foreground and black background.
Available in five traditional and contemporary print formats at ArtoftheSea.ca
Bring your seascape print to life with museum-quality frames and mats:
giclee print reproduced on archival matte fine art paper
frames assembled by our expert framing staff
packaged and shipped to your door
delivered "ready to hang" with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails
choice of black or white frames; white mat or no mat
A Note on Archival Matte Paper
This heavy-weight matte finish fine art paper is long-lasting and versatile. We use it for your print because it is engineered for high contrast and crisp reproduction of high-res images. Also, this paper is neutral white and is ideal for nautical art applications. In addition, it is acid-free for archival longevity. 230 gsm / 9.5 mil
Art of the Sea in 6 Traditional & Contemporary Print Formats
All art in our curated collection, including this coastal art, is available in the following six print formats:
"Red Canoe" is a painting by contemporary Canadian artist Catherine McKinnon. The painting depicts a vibrant red canoe floating on almost calm water. The painting captures the essence of the Canadian wilderness experience and showcases McKinnon's mastery of color and composition.
Use of color
One of the most striking elements of the painting is McKinnon's use of color. The vibrant red of the canoe stands out against the muted blues and black of the surrounding seascape, drawing the viewer's eye towards it.
The color red creates a sense of energy and vitality, making the canoe appear almost as if it is about to embark on a journey. Often, red also symbolizes courage, passion, and adventure, hinting at possibilities that lie ahead.
The composition of the painting is also noteworthy. McKinnon has positioned the canoe off-center, creating a sense of balance and harmony between the natural landscape and the hand-made canoe. In addition, the positioning suggests a sense of movement. It appears as though the canoe has just been set down and is waiting to be pushed out further into the water.
The empty space around the canoe invites the viewers to imagine themselves in the scene. It is as if they are the ones about to embark on a journey.
The calmness of the water also adds to the tranquility of the canoe wall art. The scene is almost idyllic, offering a moment of respite from the chaos of everyday life.
Humanity vs. the Natural World
In addition to its aesthetic qualities, this canoe wall art also speaks to larger themes about the relationship between humans and nature. The canoe, a symbol of human ingenuity and exploration, is juxtaposed against the unspoiled beauty of the natural world.
In conclusion, through her use of color, composition, and light, McKinnon creates a scene in "Red Canoe" that is both tranquil and energetic, inviting the viewer to imagine themselves into the painting.
About the Artist
Catherine McKinnon is a marine artist from Nova Scotia, Canada. She has always been drawn to the ocean, wooden boats and the visual imagery of maritime life. Her coastal art depicts the majesty and beauty of the sea and the boats and ships that navigate its waters.
McKinnon's passion for nautical painting led her to study fine arts at Rhode Island School of Design. During her time there, she continued to explore her interest in the ocean through her drawings and paintings.
Minimalist Coastal Art Style
She developed her own unique style of nautical art which is semi abstract, yet representational. She is particularly drawn to the colors and textures of the sea. As a result, her art reflects this through the use of vibrant colors and bold brushstrokes.
In addition to her art, McKinnon is a wooden schooner owner, a sailor and a fiddler. Also a passionate advocate for ocean conservation, she is a "Wavemaker" with Oceana, an international organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans on a global scale.
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