Two Oxen in Spring by Maud Lewis
- Oil on Beaverboard
- 11.5 × 11.5 inches
29.21 × 29.21 cm
About the Work
Two oxen, festooned in chain and yoked together are framed by green pines in this spring painting by Maud Lewis. A line of tulips in red, mauve and yellow below and a strip of blue sky above complete this delightful painting. Framed dimensions are 20.75 x 20.75 inches. Created in bright, solid colors with a limited use of perspective, Lewis's paintings charm viewers with winter landscapes and sleighs, deer in the forest, oxen and cats. Her paintings are joyful and depict the artist's surroundings with humor and affection. "Maudie", a film based on the life of Maud Lewis was released in the spring of 2017. Starring Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins, it captures the essence of her constrained life, and the paintings that allowed her imagination to escape its confines.