|Doris McCarthy, Hills at Dagmar, 1948, (source)|
|Doris McCarthy, Wave Movement #8, 1969, (source)|
|Doris McCarthy in Nunavut, 1976 (source)|
|Doris McCarthy, Iceberg with Moon, 2002, (source)|
I love the colourful exuberance of the Hills at Dagmar, and the way that the landscape sort of twists in that image- reflecting the rolling quality of the hills. I love how the waves are distilled to their bare minimum in Wave Movement #8. In Iceberg with Moon, the Icebergs are so solid looking and yet slightly transparent, and also sliding slowly into the sea- it's a wonderful commentary on the solid impermanence of them.
Plus look at the image of her bundled up- painting icebergs in Nunavut, in the 70's- I mean really does it get more Iconically Canadian than that?
(for the most adorable elderly lady painter picture go here- awesome!)