Saturday, September 28, 2013

Jacob Maris Lends a Hand

Setting Off this Week, and a wee, Moonlit One

As you may well imagine, getting the large doorframe painting to New York presents a sizeable (sorry) problem.

But the confraternity of artists, not to mention the Sint Lukasgilde, prevailed upon Jacob Maris (Dutch, 1837-1899) to offer his ferry boat. Here you can see us making a trial run.

Worked on some different things today, including this 10x12" (25x30cm) panel.

After all the attention to the doorway, it was nice to not have any straight lines, and no obvious perspective.

Hope you're all painting well, and that you're getting set for DPS---- and for the October Weekend Workshop.



  1. Funny. And clever. I see Jacob didn't have to off load the cattle to get the painting aboard.

  2. Just room for two bossies, no bull. Hope your big ones are proceeding well.

  3. I was delighted to see 'The Vertical One' on the reformatted Arcadia website, although the title baffles me. Why "le basse cour"? It conjures up images of a farm court full of geese and chickens. It DOES look great! One of my favourites.

    1. Thanks, Bruce. The first two captions are flipped. The first should be Le Chemin de Pont Chevalier, and the second is obviously a farmyard. I've let them know. Merci.