Daniel Harris
Oregon city, Oregon

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Gregg 8/27/2013 | 7:21 PM

Absolutely beautiful work. Congrats. Special and haunting.

Gifts and Burdens

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

47" h x 34" w x 2" d
6 lbs. 0 oz.


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This painting is about movement between memories. It positions itself in an ambiguous space; where intentions and context are vague. Many things within this painting take on a dual meaning. Even the simple rendering of flesh becomes lost in spiraled strokes of paint, while also allowing light to glisten off the body depicted. In this way “Gifts and Burdens” is about the space in-between movement. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges. It comes ready to hang.

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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