SLEEPING GIANT I
Oil and Wax, 16 x 20 inches
This is a painting of a well-known Lake Superior island (Sleeping Giant) depicted during a stormy evening. There is an intricate blending of subtle, cool colours throughout this piece which attempts to render the movement of early evening shifting seas.
“We retain traces of different depth and for different lengths of time of the impressions we have obtained from nature. The selection of these impressions determines all the characteristics of the work, that is to say, they are the “being”, the character of the painter.” – Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918)