Strathmere, Windy Day

Joyce Frances Devlin

BIRTH YEAR 1933
BIRTH PLACE Fort Fraser, British Columbia
DEATH YEAR --

What colours come to mind when you think of a windswept landscape? Bright swathes of red and orange offset the greens and blues in this Strathmere scene by artist Joyce Frances Devlin. A bold orange is painted underneath the landscape – the colour peeks out from behind the scene, spills out in the foreground, and infuses the work with a sense of lively energy. Can you spot the hints of orange behind the clouds? Known for her vibrant paintings, Devlin uses vivid colour to convey the spirit and character of a place in her landscape scenes. She has lived and worked in the Ottawa region since 1965.

MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATE 1975
DIMENSIONS 142.2cm x 111.8cm x 2.5cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 1256
CREDIT LINE Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, the Ottawa Art Gallery Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Loose brushstrokes paint a landscape of various green trees and fields, with a fence alongside a grey road that runs from the foreground on the left across to the right. There is a blue sky above layered with white, blue and cream clouds. A bold orange is painted underneath the scene, with plenty of the undercoat seen in the foreground of the image.

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