J.E.H. MacDonald, Harbour Entrance, Petite Riviere

J.E.H. MacDonald was an accomplished painter who excelled at portraying the effects of light and atmosphere. In 1922, he painted in Northern Ontario and on the Atlantic coast. In this lively sketch of a harbour in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, he uses brilliant, clear colours to capture the reflections of the moored sailboats and buildings along the shore. During this same trip he painted another view of Nova Scotia’s south shore, Atlantic Beach and Fog Bank Near Petite Riviere, Nova Scotia, where he focused instead on capturing the hazy light of dusk.
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