Monday, October 29, 2007

The first of the Small Works pieces

I'm starting to feel the pressure of the clock on my Small Works paintings (for the December show at Artists House in Philly). Nothing I can't handle, but working them in with my other deadlines kind of means that their priority is low until... well, about nowish I guess because I have just about a month left. Most of the work that I've hung at the gallery over the past three or four years has been pretty different from my illustration, but I decided at my last show that I was going to do away with the dual persona and just paint the style and subjects that are the most fun for me. I tested the waters a little last spring when I showed "Fix" in a group show and it seemed to go over very well. All the same, I'm curious what the reaction is going to be with this little mini-series I'm preparing for December. All I can say is that I love the montage and I'll take any opportunity to kick one out. I won't be too heart broken if they end up coming back home with me afterwards ;)

Here is the first to be finished:


oil on board, 6x15

4 comments:

Steph said...

*laughs* That bald dude looks awfully familiar...

So you just whipped this one out? How the bloody hell do you do it? For the record, I think that you incorporated the graphic elements in this one much better than in the 4 of swords card. Now I totally see what you're after.

Can't wait to see the next in the series ^_^;

Rich DeDominicis said...

Dave,
Stunning! Please feel free to elaborate on where these will be on display and if there's any chance of someone not attending to purchase from the exhibition.
I just wish I could remember where I've seen that shifty looking guy in the painting tho... hmm...

D Palumbo said...

The show is at Artists House Gallery, on 2nd and Race here in Philly. Of course, anybody who's interested in a piece that they find through my site or blog is welcome to deal directly with me (bypassing the gallery fee). Once the work has been delivered, it's out of my hands for at least as long as the show is on display.

Scott Altmann said...

Nice pic of Danzo :)
Great stuff man, and do what you have the most fun doing. I loved the last set of the looser paintings, but these are great too. Can't wait to see them all done. I know my track record is shit, but I will try to make it to the show.