SEVEN PEARS ON A SIDEBOARD
oil on canvas
signed, titled and dated 1989 on the overflap
44 ins x 66 ins; 111.8 cms x 167.6 cms
Although Malcolm Rains graduated from the Ontario College of Art with a major in sculpture, he is perhaps better known for his still life paintings. Rains’ practice has been to create a series of works focused on a single subject, such as the pears shown here.
Warm lighting and a controlled palette result in canvases that evoke a richness and restraint reminiscent of works by the Old Masters.
Costin Klintworth, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto