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Doris McCarthy paintings just arrived!

From the north to east to west, McCarthy pushed the limits and painted the country like no one else.

Doris McCarthy, Pressure Ice, Lake Harbour, 1984, watercolour on paper, 15" x 22"

Pressure Ice, Lake Harbour, Doris McCarthy, 1984, watercolour on paper, 15″ x 22″

With the pressure ice pushed up and layered, edges caught with sunlight and the bare earth and snow shaped on the hills, reflecting and contrasting the icy foreground, and in the subtle colour of the shadowy undersides, McCarthy sculpts with watercolour. A splash of brilliant colour for the water’s and painting’s depth and Pressure Ice vibrates with the energy of the subject.

Doris McCarthy, Fish Dock, Salvage, Newfoundland, 1987, watercolour on paper, 15" x 22"

Fish Dock, Salvage, Newfoundland, Doris McCarthy, 1987, watercolour on paper, 15″ x 22″

In this vibrant 1987 painting with boats in the harbour, fishing gear ready, washing on the line, brightening in the sun, McCarthy brings the viewer to the time and place. With her exuberant and fluid watercolour prowess she conveys the presence of the people, their life and work, tools of trade, in this Newfoundland fishing outport.

Doris McCarthy, Cloud Break Above Athabaska, 1977, oil on canvas, 24" x 30"

Cloud Break Above Athabaska, Doris McCarthy, 1977, oil on canvas, 24″ x 30″

A mountain image in all its wonder, the monumental, a brief moment of light, fleeting, barely skimming the peaks, McCarthy captures this magnificent place touching us, as she does the canvas, with all its majesty!

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Posted October 21st, 2023, by admin.