Mud Lake

David B. Milne

BIRTH YEAR 1882
BIRTH PLACE Burgoyne, Ontario
DEATH YEAR 1953
DEATH PLACE Bancroft, Ontario

How would you depict the environment near where you live? Can you make out the water, rocks, and trees in this work by Canadian artist David Milne? Born in 1882, Milne spent much of his career living and painting in the Ontario wilderness, favouring solitude in nature. Milne’s landscapes, like this watercolour work, express the stillness and beauty he found in the natural world through explorations in line, colour, and texture.

MEDIUM Watercolour on paper
DATE 1938
DIMENSIONS 35.6cm x 25.4cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 1024
CREDIT LINE Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, the Ottawa Art Gallery Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A rough watercolour painting of a vivid blue body of water on the left and a shore surrounding it on the right and across the background with trees in green and black. A tree stump is on the shore in the foreground. There is a point of red land along the middle ground.

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