Covid Creativity: 14Sep2021

by Olga Harhaj

Here is my recent oil painting of the historic Russell Harper House built in the 1860’s located in the hamlet of South Lancaster, Ontario.

I pass this house on my daily walks and have always admired it. I took a picture during one morning when the shadows and light were perfect for a painting.

Russell Harper was one of Canada’s great art historians and at one time the curator of the McCord Museum of Montreal.

Russell House, Olga Harhaj, Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches

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  1. What a lovely painting Olga!
    And interesting the history behind the building.
    I too love old buildings and nature , both of which you have captured beautifully.


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