Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Koi

A friend took this quick shot of me working on a new painting, The painting is 90 inches by 65 inch and really pushed my easel. The painting was delivered to gallery today and the director said that it was going up on the wall. Good news, since I always feel that I rush these things so I can make a living right now, I can't wait to relax someday and spend years on paintings.

14 comments:

Didi Menendez said...

Don't forget....
This week is the deadline.

We can always shoot for the next issue if you don't make it to this one though..

That painting rocks or whatever they saying now - how about RIGHT ON!

Didi

Dave said...

I agree David, that just rocks!

I told you I want to shake your hand and see the work you are producing now in person, I gotta either get up to NY or you gotta come down here and do a demo at PAFA :) If you start holing up in your studio for years at a time I'll never get an opportunity for either!

That looks like a beautiful painting David.

Hubert de Lartigue said...

I like your work very much. That's all.

Ariel said...

Terrific Work!
I discovered your work only one month ago and it didn't stop of amaze me! I like a lot that you realism type is very expressive, au contraire of a lot of realism today around!

Inspire!

nowhere man said...

Beautiful painting David. Very inspiring...

You're too dang good, you make the rest of us look bad. :)

adebanji said...

great stuff - Iam sure in a couple of years you'll have movement going, maybe KASSANISM!

I love ALL your stuff!

Annamaria Nieves said...

I saw your painting today at the Henoch Gallery and I loved it. It looks like she could take a breath and step out of the painting. Really nice work.

Ben Foster said...

You magnificent bastard. Your stuff is too good... Tell you what, I'll build Lucas a toybox for a painting... or some lessons... or something. ;)

David Kassan said...

Ben, Thanks for poppin over. painting for a toy box, hmmm, I'm afraid that i would be ripping you off. Great work on the school bus, you should really market that idea, you could make a fortune. really highend clients personalize each box, and make other versions, like a hummer or a bentley version, like they do with golf carts for rich folks.

Annamaria, thanks for checking out the painting IRL, I haven't been able to get a photo of it yet and it got a little smudged in its travel to the gallery, so it needs a touch up.

Casey, cheers! awesome studio btw. makes me want to move out of Brooklyn.

Ariel, thanks!

Hubert, awesome work, I been checking in every now and then to see what you are up to.

David Golas, I think I'm going to swing down to Philly in a couple of weeks to see the US artists show. Maybe we can meet up for a Philly Pretzel. I really miss those things and WAWA as well.

didi, Thanks for the nudge, I think I'm going to haft wait for the next issue to submit, I've been getting slammed.

Adebanji, thanks as well. I think kassanism are more like the stupid things that i say all of the time, that my friends remember. :)

Julian Sula said...

Beautiful painting!!! Just found your site through another blog and I'm very impressed with your work. Congrats!

Ambera said...

awesome, awesome painting.

Julie said...

I'm very impressed with your paintings. Very few contemporary painters can pull off solo figure pieces of that scale. Have you written about your working methods? I am curious if you do a drawing study/color study first and then go on to the full scale piece?

David Kassan said...

Thanks Julie, i know tons or paintings that are starting to work life sized, I think that its more of a matter of having the space to work and that when artist that are of my generation get older we will get more space and thus larger work. I haven't really written about the whole process, mostly drawing articles for drawing magazine, but lots of workshops all over the world. the next one is going to be in Belgium. I sometimes do studies, sometimes I use wing it, which is how my training was like at the Art students League, just start painting. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, when it doesn't work no one sees it. :)

adseseme said...

Good stuff! do u paint from life or photos?