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Milne, David Brown
Sun Dogs
1950-1951

David Milne was drawn to sun dogs: bright spots that flank the sun, linked by a halo, when ice crystals in the atmosphere refract light. While living at Baptiste Lake, near Bancroft, Ontario, he painted several versions of sun dogs viewed from his cabin, using a wet-on-wet painting technique to advantage. The diffusion that happens when watercolour is applied to wetted paper effectively emulates the optical phenomenon in the sky._

 
Milne, David Brown
Burgoyne ON 1882 – Bancroft ON 1953
Sun Dogs
1950-1951
Watercolour on paper
height / width: 29.00 x 39.30 cm; 11.42 x 15.47 in.
Bequest of Mrs. J. P. Barwick, 1985
28-009

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