Monday, January 17, 2011

"Two Afloat" by Joseph William Dawley (American, 1936-2008)

Hello Gallery Fans and Friends,

Since we're looking forward to a morning with an icy and cold "wintry mix" I thought I'd share a picture of the soothing, Summer scene that arrived at the gallery this weekend past. "Two Afloat," is an 32x17 oil/masonite, c1968, and is
a classic example of Joe Dawley's Traditional period. Back in 1968, Joe was working at a newspaper
in North Jersey, and showed his realistic oil paintings in a gallery on Halsey St. in Newark, NJ.
I am sure that "Two Afloat" was from that exact time period, because the gallery owner on Halsey
Street had a habit of writing the title, artists name, year, etc...on the backing paper in what appears to be black felt pen.

This lovely pair of white ducks are floating in a reflective pool, and Dawley has unusual reflections from buildings and trees in the water. The painting is in its original frame, and
is an outstanding example of Joseph William Dawley's pre-Parkinsons body of work.

The gallery will be open Wednesday thru Sunday, but I can skate, slide, whatever, over to you
if you'd like to make an appointment.

Stay safe, artful and warm! Best, cj

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