Impressions of Winter by Clara Harris

 

Clara Harris captures the cold Ontario winters long past. Pristine drifts of snow, white flakes dusting evergreens, silhouettes of naked trees against grey skies, silvery ice on lakes and rivers. the bluish watery light of winter in the north.

WINTER

 

Clara painted many winter scenes which is no mean feat considering the conditions and times in which she painted.  Upholding the “plein-air” philosophy of painting Clara’s typical winter garb as described in the Toronto Telegram’s newspaper article was “knee-high snow boots and furs”.  She also drove to northern climes in an unheated car.  Now that’s motivation!

Winter River Snow Scene

Oil on board, 10 x 12”

Berry Road at the Bottom

of the Humber,

Toronto, Ontario

Oil on canvas, 14 x 17”

Titled by artist

Ontario Winter Scene

Oil on board, 10 x 14”

Original white frame

 

Little Falls at Lambton in November, Humber River, Toronto 

Oil on board, 10 x 12”

Original white frame 

Titled by artist

Jane Highway, Lower Riverside,

Toronto, Ontario  January 1, 1941. 

Oil on board 10 x 14”

Titled and dated by artist

Winter on Ontario Farm

Oil on canvas, 14 x 17”

Winter on River with Birch Trees, Ontario 

Oil on canvas, 16 x 20”

Elms in Winter by the

Humber River,

Toronto, Ontario 

Oil on canvas, 14 x 17”

Titled and dated by artist

Buildings by Rushing River in Winter,

Bancroft, Ontario. 

Oil on board, 14 x 17”

Titled by artist

 

Winter Stroll on Country Path 

Oil on canvas, 14 x 17”

Bala Falls, Ontario,

March 1, 1946 

Oil on canvas board, 10 x 14”

Titled and Dated by artist

Horses Pulling Logs in Winter.  Haliburton, Ontario 

Oil on board, 10 x 14”

Original blonde wood frame 

Titled by artist

Winter in Haliburton, Ontario 

Oil on canvas 14 x 17”

Titled by artist

Farm House on Scarlet Road,

Toronto, Ontario Morning,

January 1937 

Oil on board, 10 x 14”

Titled and dated by artist 

Stone Bridge and Building in Winter, Ontario

Oil on canvas, 14 x 17”

Yellow House by the Stream in Winter 

Oil on canvas, 14 x 17”

Sleigh Ride to the Village

Oil on canvas, 14 x 17”

Buildings by the River in Winter 

Oil on canvas 14 x 17”

Tear in Canvas

Trees Lining Snowy Path,

Oil on canvas, 14 X 17"