Before painting hockey legend Gordie Howe, I had the chance to get to know him. Part of what I learned is captured in this painting. Here, echoes of the past come to life, as the future Mr. Hockey acquires his first skate. One of his older sisters had laid claim to the other skate, but Gordie knew that if he was patient he would own both. Skates changed Gordie's life. He moved from farm life, skating on the frozen sloughs of a wintry prairie, to decades of fame in hockey arenas across North America. Painting Gordie Howe was a great challenge for me. It was also an opportunity to honour an outstanding career, and pay tribute to one of professional sports all time greatest athletes. - James Lumbers
Image Size 18" x 22"
asking $625.00 cdn
The old sunken rowboat first used in Mr. Emmet's Fishin' Hole reappears in this peculiarly named image, Dunrowan. However, on this occasion I painted it from a different angle. Once again the kindly Mr. Emmet makes an appearance, patiently fishing against the backdrop of an early evening sky -- his faithful dog Sally close.
Image Size 18" x 24"
asking: $1000.00 cdn
On a quiet inland lake Mr. Emmet, a familiar friend who appears in several of my paintings, is adrift in the silent current. He had many favourite spots and this one was marked only by the faded yellow boathouse from long ago. This is a special place. Mr. Emmet shares this with no one except his faithful dog.