Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Railway Bridge Over The Hoosic River

oil on 1/8th inch linen panel (Baltic Birch), 6 x 8 inches

As a bonus, the winning bidder will also receive a free original Haiku on the theme of bridges, train sounds, and the nature of industry.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very evocative--it made me homesick right away. Do you ever do commissions? I don't see an email address on this page so can you reply to bajram04@yahoo.com if you are interested? many thanks

10:28 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Nice work David. I really feel the sense of depth under the bridge. We are lucky to live in such a picturesque part of the country.

10:39 AM  
Blogger David said...

Thank you both for your comments! It's true, I drive around here everyday thinking, "Wow, and some people prefer a concrete jungle? -- Not me!"

I've put my email on the right hand side bar (partially in code to confuse the spam-bots).


11:00 AM  
Blogger Steven LaRose said...

I kept coming back to this one David. I can't add anything pithy however. Unless I make the observation that I respond to the landscapes more. I think it has to do with the continuation of the picture plane outside of the canvas. They are painted pieces of a larger fabric. The porchlight paintings are focused elements. Claustrophobic? It is like we are being shown a beautiful stitch but not the whole pattern. But, of course, sometimes that stitch can hold an entire universe.

12:47 PM  
Blogger David said...

Steven -- if I ever need marketing materials, will you please write them for me!? I know I feel a whole lot freer when I jump into a landscape -- I know that I'll never "get it all", so I loosen up and have more fun with what I see. The still lifes are more intense an experience, I do focus in on details, and have to remind myself to stand back and try to get the overall feel of it. I like going back and forth. Eventually, the two will come together, I expect. But then again, who knows! Each day is another possibility!

2:38 PM  
Blogger "van Vliet" Art Blog said...

I also transplanted from Canada and live and paint in Rochester. Is this a plein air piece or did you use a photo or other reference? Nice and soft.

7:18 PM  
Blogger David said...

Hey Gordon -- thanks for dropping by! It's good to know I'm not alone down here ;-) I painted this en plein air the other day when everyone was busy and could sneak away for the afternoon. I figure I'll use this blog to post work that is from life, only . . . I much prefer it working from a photo, but that's just me. I get stuck with photos and I feel a strong urge to copy every detail, and it gets me in a rut. I feel I'm at my best painting from life . . . I think I need that sense of something real in front of me . . . that I'm not just copying something, but translating an experience, or capturing a relationship . . .. But, hey, that's just me. Thanks for your comment!

8:33 PM  

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