The painting “Man in a Boat” is a large work that was made over a 5 month period. It is an image of a man rowing a dory with his dog in front of a red building; a tradition maritime scene. The marks in the painting are fractured and the quality of the paint is displayed by the splashes, drips and dry brush strokes.
This painting is based off an old found image of Pushthrough, a town on Newfoundland's south coast which has been an inspiration for many paintings by the artist. The grid is used as a tool to transfer the image onto the canvas and is emphasized for visual interest which is becoming a signature style in Margaret Louise's work.