Leaky Louise


When I was raising my children I built my own canoe. My kids and I went fishing many times in the high mountain lakes of Utah and Idaho. We caught thousands of trout. After a while, the body of the canoe became brittle and cracked. I had to tape up the bottom with duct tape to keep water from leaking in. Because of this I named my boat “Leaky Louise.”

The main technique I’ve used in this painting is “foreshortening.” The canoe and the front paddle are painted in a shortened manner which gives a feeling of depth.

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December 29, 2011

Jared @ 5:00 pm #

Such fun memories. I grew up in that canoe. what a great painting.

Jennifer @ 5:36 pm #

The colors in this painting hint of a simpler quiet time, and nothing can be as simple or quiet as a canoe ride on a secluded mountain lake!

Nicole @ 5:47 pm #

I loved that canoe, although I didn’t love my wet bottom I would have from sitting on the bottom of the canoe :)

Sarah @ 7:15 pm #

Love the painting, love the memories.

December 30, 2011

Christine @ 8:35 pm #

Awwww. This painting makes me very nostalgic and gives me happy feelings. Those days with Leaky Louise were some of the best of my childhood. :)

December 31, 2011

Susie @ 10:11 am #

I didn’t get to experience Leaky Louise personally, but I sure do love this painting. The colors are beautiful!

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