Thursday, September 06, 2007

the Artist

I guess I previewed this one early by putting it up on my website, but this is my newest oil painting. This was done from a photo I took when I visited Burt Silverman at his New York studio. My wife interned with him so I have connections, but he is a great guy and obviously a master artist. If you look close you can see he's got his artwork hanging all around his studio, some of the most beautiful stuff I've ever seen. It's 14"x18" oil on board.

18 comments:

adrian said...

Dave you simply astound me!! Your palette is amazing as is your eye!
I would love to paint like you.. any suggestions or just practice, practice, practice.
I'm a watercolor, acrylics guy but I'd love to delve into oil. I hear it's much harder?

Tim Bye said...

David there is something just plain right about this painting! Frankly all your work amazes me - but this painting has a real elegance - I feel like I'm there!

David Malan said...

Thanks guys. Adrian, I think a lot of drawing is the most important part. I would recomend doing a couple black and white oil paintings to figure out the brush work and the feeling of the paint. It is hard but imo nothings nicer then a finished oil painting.
thanks a lot Tim.

Brian Cutler said...

Wow!!! This is awesome Dave! Nice work. You must be a lot cooler than I thought if you get to hang out with ol' Burt.

Mark Behm said...

Very nice. That floor freaks me out! And his workshop was one of the best I've been to. Just seeing the man paint is crazy.

harlequinpan said...

Excellent work,it's vivid.

Sam Nielson said...

Wow. All I can say is wow.

Tom Scholes said...

Feels funny to say but the light on the wood flooring might be my favorite part. Maybe I just like shiny things.

Anyhow, great stuff dave.

Guillermo P. Mogorrón said...

Master work, you are a classic, really.

Sky said...

Dave dude, I though this was a photo before I read the bottom. This is really an amazing painting.

Antonio Fernandez said...

Dave, you astonish me! You are marvelous! This is admirable. I like very,very much... I´m without words...
I congratulate you

Anders said...

awesome piece, Dave!
the reflections on the ground are astonishing!

Kevin Keele said...

Holy cow. You are good.

Kactiguy said...

amazing!

Jason Seiler said...

David, this is FREAKIN' AWESOME!!!!!!!!! The composition is outstanding, the tone of your palette works so well, just all around AMAZING work! BTW, you really Suck! :) I'm going to go to my bed now and cry.

Oliver Chipping said...

Really nice work Dave, I am always inspired by the pieces you do. Nice Job. I think he had a portrait of his son hanging at the MOA @ BYU back in the olden days when we were in school. It was my very favorite.

J Tolman said...

Gosh your work is amazing!

A Reason to Paint said...

Glorious use of light and l love the warm palette; fabulous work!