Friday, December 29, 2006

Aryballos (4th Century B.C.) (4"x4.5") Hold






6 comments:

Hall Groat II said...

Fabulous Painting!

Dustin L. Boutwell said...

Thanks Hall, I believe I saw a few of your paintings at CCC in Corning, my wife also had some work in that show.Dustin

Hall Groat II said...

Dustin,
Your work inspires me. How do you achieve the surface subtleties? This is something I've been trying to work on in my own work. Yes, I was part of Dave Higgin's show...I've been in too many in this region. --I'm in the one that Brian Keeler curated, too...down at the Laura Craig Gallery in Scranton. There's the academic side of being a fine artist: museum and college shows. Then there's the commercial side...making some bucks through one's ability to make a painting that someone wants to buy! I'm in 7 fairly good galleries, but you know the old story, the competition is tough. There are many very talented painters, and few sales to go around. I see that you live down in Corning. Marti Poole is quite a strong painter from that area. Who are you connected with down in your region?

Dustin L. Boutwell said...

Yes Hall I know David H. and paint with him and Tom B. every Sat in a group. There are a few others that are regular. Marty doesn't come very often any more. He's a terrific painter, one of my favorite living artist, and a good friend. I feel fortunate to know him. David Higgins and Tom Buechner have also been great sources of info and inspiration. I wouldn't be painting full-time had they not encouraged and supported me. I owe them much thanks. I am presently in one gallery... West End Gallery in Corning NY. I keep planning to seek out more but I never get to it. At the moment, commissions are keeping me very busy. Dustin

Adam Vinson said...

Beautiful technique! A lot of atmosphere with extciting handling.

Marta said...

Hello,
It seems to me that this aryballos is from the 6th century B.C.
Regards,
Marta