Red Canoe No. 42 by Kurt Swinghammer
Acrylic on canvas. 48×48 in. Canada, 2018
The Red Canoe Series is an ongoing body of work in which the composition remains unchanged, but the colour relationships of the water are unique each time. The initial inspiration was to find an image that related to landscape painter Tom Thomson,
who was the subject of a song cycle that I wrote and recorded called Turpentine Wind. One of my goals was to depict an iconic Canadian subject matter in a contemporary manner.