Tanton's Red Canoe Series is all about perfection, movement and change which forever surround us so it seems quite apropos that these are her first finished works for 2011. For thousands of years, the canoe has been the perfect model of perfect design, where form and function cannot be improved upon and relate directly to the intended use. Aboriginal people all across Canada and in other countries around the world, understood the value and intrinsic spirituality of this vessel. In it's original form, regionally refined, the canoe is the most perfect design in all respects. It allowed for survival and transportation in harsh conditions using indigenous natural materials in a sustainable way.
Stage 3 of the first two works in the Red Canoe Series - 2011, by Janice Tanton.
As a mom and an artist, time is valuable. Here are 7 things I try to do to maximize the time when I can't paint because the studio easels are filled with drying works!
Works in Progress - Red Canoe Series, 2011.
A sneek peak at the underpaintings for two new large red canoe pieces on belgian linen that are on my easel.