"Alfresco, 1923" by Charles H. Scott
This is a lovely alfresco painting, from the Vancouver Art Gallery, of (I’m guessing here) wife and daughter enjoying an alfresco lunch in the park. But wait, like in a Tom Vu infomercial, this is not a park it is Mr. Scott’s back yard! Who says painting doesn’t pay! Mostly known for his plein air watercolours, painted while touring with students or his buddy Fred Varley, this oil painting showcases Charles H’s impressionistic powers nicely. Important historical note: At this time in Vancouver 99% of the population is focused on cutting down trees – not painting them! Oh, that hasn’t changed.