Original watercolour painting on standard cradleboard, framed without glass.
Maurice Dionne's painting, "Love Locks," is a beautiful piece of art that captures the essence of romance and everlasting love. Inspired by the tradition of attaching padlocks to bridges as a symbol of commitment, the painting depicts the iconic Corktown Footbridge in Ottawa, overlooking the serene Rideau Canal.
The artist skillfully portrays a sentimental feeling through his brushstrokes and choice of colours. The soft colour palette, predominantly composed of blues and greys, creates an impressionistic background that evokes a sense of tranquility and serenity. As the sun sets in the distance, casting warm hues across the scene, it further enhances the romantic atmosphere portrayed in the artwork.
"Love Locks" not only captures a specific location but also encapsulates emotions associated with love and eternity. The symbolic representation of padlocks signifies a promise made between two individuals to stay together forever. This theme resonates with viewers on an emotional level, reminding them of their own experiences with love and commitment.
Through his artistic interpretation, Maurice Dionne invites us to reflect upon our own connections and relationships while appreciating the beauty found within simple gestures. "Love Locks" serves as a visual reminder that love transcends time and place, leaving an indelible mark on our hearts.
Unframed dimensions: 14 x11 x1" (HxWxD)
Framed dimensions: 15.5 x 12.5 x 1.5"