New 3-D Whaling scene
Reproduction Antique Whaling Artwork
(This and most of the art work from here until mid November is being painted for my upcoming show in Wilton, CT). The show is called American Artisan Show. You can read about it at wiltonhistorical.org. It is November 6-8, 2015. Let me know if you would like a show promotional card where I have included a coupon that can be used toward $50 off of one of my paintings!
|Whale and water blow area are all cut out|
using antique manuscript paper
|You can really see the 3-D effect in this shot.|
Today I painted on an antique book back. About 5 years ago, I purchased a handful of these book ends in an old book shop in New York City. I was holding on to them (I don't know why) for some reason. I decided that they needed used. I have a few more, so as I finish them, I will post!
|Back side. It may be prettier than the front!|
|You can sort of see the manuscript coming thru on the cutout!|
|The script in the sky reads: OUR CAPTAIN STOOD UPON THE DECK, A SPYGLASS IN HIS HAND. A VIEWING OF THOSE GALLANT WHALES, THAT BLEW AT EVERY STRAND. 21 JUNE 1845|
THIS was actually an old whaling song that was written back in the mid 19th century. There was more to it, but I included my favorite few sentences! It inspired this painting.