Peter Etril Snyder, b. 1944...A very well known listed Canadian artist.
While the subject matter of his paintings has been an important part of his success, Snyder himself is primarily concerned with aesthetics. He describes his goal in painting as making "something that is delicious to my eye." Aesthetics are more important to Snyder than subject, medium or anything else.
He is particularly interested in aspects of setting and light. Sometimes, he takes a photograph, sketches a drawing and paints a sketch of the same subject. He then takes all these "bits and pieces" to build files he will use to create paintings he calls tableaux.
This Mennonite girl skipping along a country road is just such an example of this method. It appears to be a primary sketch of a painting that he may or may not have completed. And it's the odd object she's carrying that seems to reveal a lovely sense of humour on his part. She's carrying what seems like a can of paint. I would have expected school books, an animal or some toy...but a can of paint?
Frame and print in good condition, ready to hang. Limited Edition: 62/250, Signed on lower right.
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Frame: 13 1/2" x 15" Image: 7 1/2" x 9 1/2"