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On The Water

Wendy Russell

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San Lorenzo, CA - United States

This is really beautiful!!! I love it!!! :)))fv

Boulder, CO - United States

Wendy, your boat paintings are lovely, as well as the rest of your gallery, which I am truly enjoying! Vote.

North Bay, ON - Canada

Being a avid Canoeist I just love this so well done Wendy ...... :) voted

Melbourne - Australia

I would imagine that you husband would be thrilled with this, it's beautiful Wendy. vf Every detail, 'just so'.

Cottonwood, Ar - United States

Memories, they mean so much. This reminds me of the canoes are used when I was young, I became an expert in water safety, before I was 12 years old. So when I was 13, was chosen to teach water safety at it is summer camp in Maine. Was in charge of teaching young people to sail, use of rowboats and canoes. Worked there summer's until I was 16. You have done an excellent job on this canoe, it looks exactly the way I remember. Just had to tell you that this is one of my FAVORITES today. Congratulations. Favored, Voted & Featured It, as one of my FAVORITES of the day. Thank you for your submission to ARTISTS NEWS ...

Wendy Russell replied:

I love how a picture can bring back so many good memories. Thank you so much for your lovely words and for such wonderful promotion!

Ottawa, ON - Canada

Thank you all for such lovely comments. It means so much.

Gettysburg, PA - United States

Fantastic perspective/point of view and wonderful detail esp. in the wonderful canoe! A lovely mood and scene! fv

Green Valley, AZ - United States

Beautiful work!

Cedar Hill, TX - United States

Beautiful work.

Georgetown, KY - United States

Very peaceful. Love it!

Taree, ns - Australia

Beautiful work Wendy v/f ................... cheers kev

Kuching, Sa - Malaysia

Very nice artwork, Wendy! v

Ottawa, ON - Canada

Thanks Gloria!

Lyons, CO - United States

Good job on this painting! Voted

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On The Water


Wendy Russell


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I wanted to do a painting of a canoe like the one my husband grew up with at his grandparents cottage on the Rideau River near the lovely town of Merrickville, Ontario. Merrickville, also dubbed 'the Jewel of the Rideau', has become a favourite weekend getaway spot on the gorgeous Kingston-Ottawa Rideau Heritage Route. Located near the mid-point of the canal system, Merrickville evokes fond memories of times gone by. You won't find any parking meters or traffic lights here but you might find the Town Crier and very friendly villagers......... This painting was a culmination of elements that I was looking for to complete the scene.......I love the look of wooden docks and with the details with every piece of wood being different, painting it is a joy. Instead of just setting the canoe out on the lake or river I tied it up to the dock. To bring more interest to the painting I added some pink water lilies into the water. I wanted the canoe to be green like my husband's grandparents canoe, which we now have. I have many photos that I've taken of our canoe to work with, but the rest of this painting is from my mind's eye...............
Primarily a self-taught artist, working in acrylics, I enjoy the process of drawing and spending time developing the composition of each work. I paint the natural world, landscapes, seascapes and stylized florals that are saturated with color, and presented in a unique fashion. I have been influenced by the works of Canadian artist, Lawren S. Harris, for his bold and vigorous depiction of the Canadian landscape, as well as American artist, Georgia O'Keeffe, most notably for her paintings of large, oversized flowers.


May 22nd, 2013


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