Saturday, May 18, 2013

News from the Front

Workshop, and Dennis Miller Bunker

We had a glorious day of sunshine in a lovely spot today. I'm pleased to say that a lot of good work was accomplished. The class, which was to end at 1 p.m., continued on 'til three.

Here's a shot of some close-up tutelage, featuring CS and CMJ.

I, for one, was a tired fellow by the end. I'll refresh myself tonight by watching others work in Minnesota.

But, before I do that, I want to remind some of the workshop's students of Dennis Miller Bunker (1861-1890).
Here are some of Bunker's paintings of motifs much like that we encountered today. Of special interest is how he dealt with the grass in the foreground.

Most of these, if not all, were painted in Medfield, MA. You may have noticed that Bunker died at just 29 years old, his death coming just 75 days after his wedding.

And finally, a Bunker of which I'm very fond, Brittany Town Morning, Larmor, and a John Singer Sargent sketch of Bunker painting, at Calcot in England.

What does Bunker have on his head...a handkerchief? Or is it a cap?

Get to bed early if you're one of tomorrow's students. Lotsa work to do!


  1. Nice of you to post these photos Donald! They may be of some assistance for tomorrow.

  2. Just catching up on the posts I missed while away. That is a rowing cap, or cricket cap, on his head. Usually striped. Very typical in England at the time. Probably a rowing or cricket blazer as well. Great stuff as per usual Donald. Have to get out there painting again.