Saturday, 10 October 2009

Emily and Woo SOLD

This giant and very royal arbutus tree
stands on the front lawn of
the Empress Hotel,
(beside the Belmont Building
showing through the arbutus tree).
These historic buildings are located on Government Street
in the heart of Victoria's inner harbour.
The Empress Hotel, designed by Francis Rattenbury,
was built during Emily Carr's lifetime and very near
to Emily's family home.
And, wouldn't you know it, Emily and Woo happened to wander by
while I was working on this painting ...
"Emily and Woo"
acrylic on canvas
24 x 12


  1. Your paintings make me feel so happy. It is a feast for the eyes. This is the first I've heard of Emily and Woo... I'll have to investigate.

  2. Thank-you, Sheila! I appreciate your positive comments!

  3. Colour, Colour, Colour, absolutely brilliant
    Linny, fantastic. All the best.

  4. Love the way the top of the building seems to mimic the tree shape!

  5. Found your work through your comment on my blog (thanks), and just wanted to say how joyful your paintings are to view Linny. Full of rhythm and movement and life, they truly dance!

    PS: Also love the word play with your name :)

  6. Thanks, Vic! Color is one of my leading inspirations.

  7. Thank-you for the lovely and lively comments, Liz!

  8. This is delightful Linny. How fortunate that Emily & Woo came by to pose for you! ha ha I love your playful urban-scapes like this one; twisting the perspective to your point of view. The 'red row' above is great interpretive design. Very nice.

  9. Thank-you, Sally! You're right, it was very kind of Emily to pose especially with Woo monkeying about all the while!

  10. This is so beautiful Linny, I love Emily in this
    She would have been proud of you.

    Take care,


  11. Thank-you for your dear comment, Barbara! Emily and Woo surfaced while I was painting and insisted on being in this one.


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