Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Chilly Biting Air

*Updated image above

"Power Pole #10(w/ Rooftop)"    SOLD
oil on panel, 2009
5" x 3.5" (12.7cm x 8.89cm)

From my Power Pole series, done at the end of 2009. The color here is a bit off, the painting has deeper tones, especially the blue background. With the deeper tones the image has that feel of the chilly, biting air of a cold December day, with only the slightest of warm tone/color to it.

Like others in the series, the wires zinging about provide that controlled chaos that draws me to this subject, but in this case what caught my eye was the pyramid shaped roofline and the sliver of building at the left that stabilized the chaos. And again, I love the simple, fundamental arrangement of shapes making up the composition.35
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*Update- I found a better photo of this painting since it was originally posted, although curiously enough I photographed it before I signed it, which I rarely do.

It is however more faithful to the painting itself. Generally, the colors are not as raw. Like I said in the text, this shows the deeper and richer tones as well as the more textural application of paint, giving me the 'heavy' skies I favor.


  1. David,
    The color may be off to you, but as a bystander, this painting is truly beautiful.

  2. Thank you Kattus,
    As the artist I sometimes worry when image is off in some way that something will be missed. I appreciate your affirmation.