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Oil painting by Andrew Bonnycastle of a woman admiring Tom Thomson's iconic painting The Jack Pine at the Art Gallery of Ontario

"Looking to the Distant Light"

A woman strolling through the Art Gallery of Ontario has stopped at Canadian artist Tom Thomson's iconic painting The Jack pine. 

 

Thompson painted The Jack Pine during the winter of 1916-17, about six months before his mysterious death. His painting depicts a solitary windswept jack pine along a lake shore in eastern Algonquin Park.

 

When viewing the painting in person, I was impressed by the large scale of the picture in combination with the art nouveau style. It really has a breathtaking effect.

 

The Jack Pine normally hangs in the National Gallery of Canada, but was on temporary loan to the AGO.

 

Oil on Hardboard

8 x 10 Inches

2016

Private Collection