Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
12 " h x 9 " w x 1.5 " d |1 lbs. 6 oz.
In this painting, David used his signature negative painting style to bring interest to common tasks. He gessoed the canvas in black and then painted around the areas he intended to be black. Parts of the figure and the landscape were not painted - the space around them was painted. As the figure walks down the road, we are drawn into the scene with him, noticing the gravel crunching underfoot and the last light of the day falling across the hills.
Livonia, New York
Artist David Thelen was born in Western New York and has been living and working in the Finger Lakes region of the area. His strong family ties to the Catskill area give him a broader perspective on his home. It comes as no surprise that his artwork reflects the daily life and landscapes he sees at home and through his travels across the state. David’s signature approach to the artwork is to paint the canvas solid black, and he paints in the negative space around the darkened areas. He creates his main subject by painting the space around it rather than painting the subject itself. David lives in an old farmhouse that he is slowly renovating one room at a time, so most of his time is shared between painting, renovating, and maintaining.