Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Blind Merchant - Color Sketch

The Blind Merchant - Color Sketch by David R. Darrow
8" x 10-1/2" (20.3cm x 26.7cm)
Oil on Panel

About This Painting

Last evening on my internet video broadcast Dave The Painting Guy I did a preparatory painting, known in painting circles as a color sketch.

This is part of a process of a larger work in which I can test at a small size how I might approach the color and some of the brushwork on a larger work.

In the case of The Blind Merchant, a commission from a San Diego collector of my work, I painted this on top of a mounted print of the pencil layout I have already done on the final, 18" x 24" canvas.

The painting is ready to go, and I will begin it in a 2 - 3 hour broadcast beginning Wednesday at 5pm, Pacific time.

To go directly to the broadcast, where you can view my show if it is live, or view video clips of past broadcasts, click here.  ◙

Limited Edition (25 total) Giclée

I am making available an Edition of 25 limited Edition, signed and numbered, 8" x 10" Fine Art Giclées of
The Blind Merchant
color sketch I did Monday, September 22, 2008. They are signed and numbered in the order payments are received.
As of now, there are 13 left in this edition.

Click here to order now:

Optional matting upgrade

Total: $25 including Priority Mail shipping. This edition will not be repeated, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
(Matted and Mounted upgrade available)

These Giclées are printed with lightfast, archival inks on archival, acid-free Fine Art paper and will not fade or yellow for over 100 years.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Samuel Gompers

Samuel Gompers by David R. Darrow
8" x 10" (20.3cm x 25.4cm)
Oil on Canvas Panel
This painting is not framed
Click here to see it bigger

About This Painting

Next Dave The Painting Guy show:
Today, Wednesday, 5pm Pacific Time (GMT -8)

This past Monday, I relaunched my Dave the Painting Guy streaming internet show (website link) after over a month off the air, a month off from any painting (other than walls), and a month of packing and relocating to a large enough home to comfortably accommodate my wife and I, our individual home businesses, my art studio, and occasional guests and family-member sleep overs.

Somehow Labor Day seemed like an appropriate day top get back to work. So I announced my intentions to go on the air again to subscribers to my notification list... and then set about trying to figure out what I would paint fro the show.

As always, careful planning and meticulous forethought are not my strongest gifts.

So it seemed Labor Day might have some interesting faces associated with its history, and sure enough, this interesting man, whom I painted as a demo on the show.

Samuel Gompers, according to Wikipedia "...helped found the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in 1881 as a coalition of like-minded unions. In 1886 it was reorganized into the American Federation of Labor, with Gompers as its president. He would remain president of the organization until his death (with the exception of one year, 1895)."

And he had a pretty nice face for a painting demo.

(You can see the recorded clips on my ustream channel).

I'm going to offer it to the AFL for, I dunno, $300 or 400, but if anyone on my mailing list wants it, let me know in the next couple of days, and it's yours for $150. Or best offer.   ◙

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