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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Frames and Details

Well, the rain finally stopped here in Hancock so that means.... frame delivery!  This morning  I am anxiously awaiting the delivery of 4 frames from Williams Cabinetry. The large frame for the painting of the figure in the dinghy I am especially looking forward to seeing. The painting is just about finished and I plan to do some tweaking and glazing once  I have the frame here. Here's a detail:

Detail of Untitled, 2012, oil on linen, 86 x 60 inches

I did take a break from the big painting (still untitled) to work on another piece--that does have a title that I particularly like. It's called Hunters and Rabbits.... Here's a peek:

Detail of Hunters and Rabbits, 2012, oil on linen 36 x 36 inches
And for a bit of a historical reference/influence, when I look at his detail of my painting, I can't help but think about Mr. Eakins' lovely painting of his wife and their Setter.....


  1. Hi David,

    Love your work! I just read your post on color choices, and Im curious to know, what your usual palette is. Also, what medium are you using?

    Cant wait for your next blog post, beautiful work!

    Sincerely, Jason

  2. It's been a long time now since you gave us this overview of your last exhibition. I was watching some George Spencer Watson's paintings this morning and one of them really made me feel like it could have been painted by you. Don't know who's the girl he portrayed, but one can find out in this painting the same delicatecy and intensity that appear through yours.
    Hoping you're not thinking of cancelling this blog.

  3. Thanks for your nudge this morning. I'm still here. I'll try and get a post with some new images up today. And thank you also for the mention of George Spencer Watson. His paintings are fabulous. Which one were you thinking of in relation to my work?

  4. Welcome back! I'm glad to hearing from you. And thank you for your new post (I'm quite amazed by this portrait of your son you posted. You really succeeded in catching this very peculiar morning. I like the way you draw and painted the blankets too, these kind of rounded and not very precise lines that are supposed to show the smooth textures, but that finally convey all the softness you surrounded him with).

    Concerning George S Watson, I was refering to a portrait of her daughter Mary called "the Saddler's daughter". It shows a pretty young woman sitting on a kind of armchair, or maybe a bed, dressed like a horsewoman and grasping a lash in her hands. She is looking straight ahead, with a very frank attitude, but we are not really sure she's looking at us (beholders) or at the painter, or if she's looking at something / someone else. Just like in some of your paintings actually: she's here, in plain sight, and she's somewhere else at the same time.
    I really like this portrait. Very sober, but very deep, and a bit melancholic too, even though it's been hidden behind a quite realistic style (fashion?).
    I wish you get well soon.