October 12, 2012

Houses on a Cliff

 18" x 24" oil on canvas. Thanks to everyone for the nice comments. It's probably the easiest thing in the world to answer the comments but I've never taken the time to figure out how to do it. As I've said previously I like a painting to read pretty quickly, and I think this does. Super simple.
 Detail #1. This part is fairly abstract...at least like I use the term "abstract". Many people use the term "abstract" to mean splotches of paint, which can be 100% accurate. But the way I use the term "abstract", although it can mean splotches of paint, it can also be very distinct paint areas. So all of the areas of paint here are very distinct but are are very different from each other.

 Detail #2. Nothing amazing...
 Detail #3. The redish color is slightly more intense in the distance (upper right) to flatten the image.
Detail #4. Cliff in shadow on left, and sky in the center and on right.


  1. I love the scale of this painting, Dan!

  2. Hello Dan, just found out about your work, and i have to say, what a joy!
    I feel i'll learn a lot from you.
    All the best


  3. hi dan, I accidentally found your blog. love all your paintings, beautiful colors and compositions.
    hope you are well. my best wishes - hans

  4. Dan! I love this piece. It's wonderful. It was also great catching up with you at CTN this year.

  5. I really liked this part of the article, with a nice and interesting topics have helped a lot of people who do not challenge things people should know.. You need more publicize this so many people who know about it are rare for people to know this... Success for you.....!!!

  6. Hi Dan, Peter DeMund here - one of your former students from @ 30 years ago!! Still at Disney. I just love your paintings and hope to see more of them. Are you represented in a gallery? Are any of your paintings for sale? - they are all beautiful! A joyous personal style which brings to mind Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud. Can stare your images for a long time, finding flowing and detailed compositional delights. Here's wishing you well. Hope to see you at some point or hear back from you from this blog. All the very best! Peter DeMund