This wonderfully rich landscape near Cobalt, in Ontario's north, was the inspiration for this painting. This master artist is know for his bold and generous use of colour, resulting in an amazingly textured painting that captures the essence of this northern scene under a gorgeous sky. Framed in a bass wood frame, made by the artist to complement the painting, this work would be a lovely addition to your space.
Image Size: 16" x 20" Framed size: 22 1/2" x 26 1/2" Available at the gallery, Cedar Lake Studios, only, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for cost of packaging and shipping
The Artist: David C. Armstrong started painting as a boy, growing up in Ottawa, Ontario. He studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and then at the Art Center Los Angeles. In L.A. he instructed at the Butler Fine Arts School. He has painted in three primary mediums. In Toronto, he painted abstracts and figures. Moving to the Georgian Bay area, he painted in the footsteps of the Group of Seven, establishing his reputation as an oil painter. In the early 90's, when he relocated to Brentwood Bay just outside Victoria, BC he painted the island villages, the rugged coast, and the West Coast sky, mostly in watercolour. Since returning to Ontario he has been using acrylics “and my work is larger and looser because of it”. David tailor-makes his own frames from white pine or basswood for each painting. The frames are wide, painted to show layers of colour in the old traditional way of gesso with a patina worked into the surface, and appropriate to his style of painting. ”As an easel artist, I paint vertically and directly. Most paintings are done 'a la prima'. I paint where I am; and farms, villages, and urban landscapes are frequent themes.” “I paint with a young boy’s enthusiasm, and an old man’s eye!”