Colouring the Collection: Sunset, Lake of the Woods (1928) by Walter J. Phillips

by Shelby Smith

With the Douglas Family Art Centre closed to the public and all programs cancelled for the foreseeable future, I wanted to find a way to bring art activities into your home.  In my search for ideas, I came across the “Colouring the Collection” posts from our friends at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and decided to make some for The Muse collection.

First up is the beautiful Sunset, Lake of the Woods (1928) by Walter J. Phillips.  This woodblock print is among my favourite pieces from the collection, with its lovely sunset hues and subject matter so familiar to those of us who enjoy our summers on Lake of the Woods.

Philips often experimented with different colour combinations in his woodblock prints before finding the perfect one, so I encourage you to do the same!  

Click the button below to open a high-res PDF that you can print and colour at home.  We’d love to see what you create!  Share with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter by tagging @themusekenora and stay tuned for more!






Did you know?

Painter Frederick Verner was present in at the signing of the North West Angle treaty, (Treaty 3) in 1873. The sketches he made there were the basis for many of his later paintings.