Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Hoosic River Afternoon

oil on gessobord, 5 x 5 inches, painted late afternoon (Aug. 9) on the banks of the Hoosic River, MA

As a bonus, the winning bidder will also receive a free original Haiku on the theme of summer, reflections and the nature of memory.



Blogger rsf said...

Oh David, this one is my favorite. I alwways love scenary pictures, but this is a particularly good one. I can see you and Sophie, sitting on the riverbank, painting together.
Cheers, Rebecca

12:31 PM  
Blogger David said...

Thanks, Rebecca. This was painted near one of the sandy canoe launches along the banks. Next time you're up, we'll have to take the girls for a float!

11:05 PM  
Blogger Steven LaRose said...

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1:49 AM  
Blogger Steven LaRose said...

I had to fix a typo, sorry for the deleted comment.

I You can't get there from here.

I was looking at the nectarine again and noticed that it was the first one where the background didn't come forward. The fruit is sitting in an atmospheric space, rather than painted around. In this painting, atmospheric space is the rule.

Landscapes informing the still lifes?

Maybe it is a non-issue to the painter. They are one and the same.

1:51 AM  
Blogger David said...

Hey Steven -- I think you're right, they should be one in the same. It just happens to be "easier" to see/feel atmospheric perspective when you have more of it! Also, I tend to be a little bolder in my landscapes, so atmosphere gets more play, to be sure. Should be the same principles at work -- partly a matter of suppressing the left brain and exciting the right.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Ms. Kathleen said...

I love this painting. Very, very nice. Keep up the good work. What a wonderful gift you have.

8:56 PM  
Blogger David said...

Thanks so much, Kathleen -- I hope to add some more landscapes in the coming weeks. Cheers!

10:52 PM  
Blogger somecowtookmyname said...

More like this, please! This one is absolutely beautiful. I missed out on ebay, but would love to see more Berkshires paintings (if painting to spec wouldn't compromise your artistic integrity, that is...)

5:59 AM  
Blogger David said...

More Berkshire paintings will be in the works, you can count on it! Especially once I start my daily commute to Albany . . . there's some beautiful views from the pass that I'm eager catch. Cheers.

3:30 PM  

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