“Copy the Masters” Art Reception at Hope Gallery and Inspiration for “Roses on the Kitchen Table” an Oil Painting


“Roses on the Kitchen Table” a Fine Art Oil Painting by Daniel S. Dahlstrom, Chester, Connecticut Artist

This painting is on display/for sale at the Hope Gallery, and a reception is being held at this gallery. The theme is “Copy the Masters” and the reception is being held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The address is Hope Gallery, 435/437 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809. Gallery phone number: 401.396.9117. Dan has several oil paintings on exhibit and for sale at this beautiful gallery.

“Reflections of Green” (Boat at Bristol, RI), which is displayed in the window of the gallery…very excited to see it there! This is also one of Dan’s oil paintings.


“Reflections of Green” in the Hope Gallery Window

Where did the inspiration for “Roses on the Kitchen Table” come from? This original oil painting of “Roses on the Kitchen Table” was inspired by a still life class, and Dan felt that the flowers looked as if they were picked by his grandmother from her garden, and placed in a glass bottle on her kitchen table-so this scene brought back memories of his childhood. When you look at this painting, don’t you feel as if you have been transported back in time to an old fashioned kitchen?
This painting was strictly composed by using the palette knife-giving the roses strength of color and depth and richness of chroma. Dan’s goal was to create a very old world feeling with this rendering of the flowers. You can really see the depth of the palette knife strokes, and the dimension added to the canvas.

“A Red, Red Rose” poem by Robert Burns (1759-1796)

O my Luve is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.

So fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only luve!
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my luve,
Though it were ten thousand mile.

Art Thought for the Day….

Hope you can come to the reception at Hope Gallery….we will be there and look forward to seeing you!

Nancy (the blogger) and Dan (the artist)

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