Saturday, January 24, 2009

Two Notches on the Ferrule


A few of my favorite Blogs (and one journal) have within the past couple months shown some vintage work of there's and I really enjoyed the "where did they come from" aspect of seeing these pieces. Seeing the influences of there budding art careers that are now, in my book inspiring others and probably getting there work copied for learning purposes. So Here are two from memory lane. The self -portrait is from my stay in Brasil ( I miss Brasil dearly) I had gotten the straw hat on a trip to Mohates (spelling?) and was in a funny mood when I painted this, and was very sad to leave this in hat in Brasil when we left. The still life is just that kinda boring in my book but I have always had a soft spot in my heart for academic realism and this was one of my many attempts at it. both are from 2006 I believe. Quote: "Early on, we all sell out, because we must; how else can we learn the spiritual poverty of "selling out" ." R.M. Kulicke

8 comments:

Frank Gardner said...

I dig seeing your "old" stuff too Dan.
The lost edges in the portrait are well done.
I like that one a lot.

Another good quote.

TSL said...

I think your new work and your older pieces are incredibly beautitful.

Dan Corey said...

Hey Frank, How do you know I was talking about your blog?....of course I was , Best blog on the net! no joke. Thanks Frank.

Dan Corey said...

Thank you Tina for your extra Kind words, I checked out your blog and you must be busy, great abstracts and portraits. Really, thank you, Dan

Ed Terpening said...

Really like the mystery in the self-portrait (through the brushwork and lost edges, as Frank pointed out). Cool.

Sebastiao said...

"Morretes"...Great selection Dan....I'm a big fan....lol

Dan Corey said...

Thank you Ed

Dan Corey said...

(Just so everyone else knows "Sebastiao" is really Raquele) Thanks Raquele, I am happy to hear you are a big fan, and thank you for the spelling correction, "Morretes" is where I got my straw hat.