The Sun Drawing Water

Ralph W. Burton

BIRTH YEAR 1905
BIRTH PLACE Newington, Ontario
DEATH YEAR 1983
DEATH PLACE Ottawa, Ontario
MEDIUM Oil on plywood
DATE 1977
DIMENSIONS 34.3cm x 26.7cm x 0.3cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 1477
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 depict a flat landscape with a road cutting through it from the foreground into the background on the left side. There are a few trees throughout the landscape and along the horizon. A large, blue sky occupies the upper half of the painting. There are dark blue clouds along the top and a ray of light blue paint falling from the clouds across the sky from left to right. The landscape is painted in various tones of yellow, green and brown, with some red and blue accents.

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