“Ice House” sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
Lawren Harris (1885 – 1970) was one of the original members of the Canadian Group of Seven. I’ve never seen one of his paintings in person, but truly admire the way he arranges organic shapes and harmonizes color in his paintings. Many master painters have learned by copying other painters. Harris’ painting “Ice House” caught my eye and I wanted to see how I would do trying to copy it.
I could not seem to gray down my colors enough to be similar but I enjoyed trying to mimic his bold, organic shapes.
We have to be very careful not to copy something that still has copyright protection but I think that this 1923 work is now in the public domain, as it has been more than 75 years.
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