A blog about my thoughts and my love of artwork as it develops. It reflects some of the basic steps that I go through to achieve the artwork which is eventually presented to Spicher and Co, an innovative design firm that manufactures artwork for the trade. The why, what, how, and where are a few of the questions that I attempt to answer as I blog away! This is a tiny window into the life of a painter, and my hope is that my love for life shines through in the objects that I work to create.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Original Whaling Scene, Maine
Reproduction Whaling scene
Curtis Island, Maine
Today, I started a custom painting that will be what I like to call a story painting about Curtis Island, Maine.
We are starting with this lovely large period frame. I believe this dates to about 1820-30. It's original and comes with all the little qualities that make it very desirable. The finish has not really been touched. It is about as original as it gets.
My customer lives near this lighthouse. This is Curtis Island (above). I love the sailboat.
Here's my drawing for the above frame!
This is actually on a small piece of paper that I proposed to my customer. I call it a thumbnail sketch. Actually, it's a bit larger than a thumbnail. I am going to be painting a mini-painting at the same time.
The composition will be very similar for the larger painting. I will post pictures as I progress!
Loving the red roof!
Here's some more pictures that I found off the internet!
I love the color!
This painting will have lots of action! There will be a large whale, ship, and some sailors. I am even going to paint a little man at the lighthouse!
Lastly, here's a closeup of the frame. It's a beauty. The picture doesn't do it justice! This painting will be behind glass when it is finished.