Friday, September 08, 2006

Brompton oratory

This is a recent oil painting. It's about 18"x24". I was excited by the idea but once I started into all that architectural detail I changed my mind. But all the work turned out well. I don't think the face is really that red, but I like the composition. The setting is this really great hidden cathedral in London called the Brompton oratory, which is just filled to the brim with gaudy details, I dig gaudy details(unless I am painting them).

14 comments:

rob ijbema said...

must have spend half an hour enjoying your blog (not long enough ,i know!!)
your skills are fantastic!
usefull links to some other great work too,thanks!!

Ani said...

Just Wooaaaah !! :)

colin said...

I'm surprised you haven't gotten more comments for this piece. It's wonderful. Yes, the figure does look a little unstuck from the rest of the picture, but it's a beautiful composition, and there's great attention to detail in the background without getting too busy. Frankly, even with its flaws, I like this picture as much or more than many of the ones by your favorite realist painters you listed earlier!

By the way, your sketches were inspiring, too. The line work was so precise and confident, I can't even begin to imagine how you do it. (OK, many years of sketching every day might have something to do with it.)

G R I G O R said...

NICE F'n DRAWINGS! probably my favorite really love the confidence in the line work- hmmm to add to the list of artists - odd nerdrum - nelson shanks- and jeffery mims- I especially like nerdrums stuff- =)

Ryan Wood said...

Them be NICE gaudy details, Dave. Good job.

FerdinandKreozot said...

I like it all, once again.

Cheers to you,

Milenko

le lezard fou said...

beautiful really beautiful

william wray said...

I like paintings that make me dizzy-- this one does jsut that.

Jeff Adams said...

Amazing work. Very inspiring.

A. Riabovitchev said...

оЧЕНЬ КРАСИВО!Ты рисовал иллюстрацию?Выглядит ,как обложка для книги.Тебе наверное очень Премацци нравится.Лучше него никто архитектуру не рисовал на мой взгляд.:O)

ken said...

your painting skills are amazing! love this

alex said...

holy cow. i really dig your style. pretty neat. keep it up, i'll keep watching!

Arne said...

Well, I think it's VERY impressive. Sometimes you just have to be the slave of your ideas so that other people get to label it 'real genius'.

Anonymous said...

Had to giggle at your 'hidden cathedral' - considering Bromptom Oratory is one of the most celebrated churches in London - which you have beautifully captured the essence of here! Your work is lovely, thanks for sharing it.
Jules.