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01-31-2006, 06:32 PM
This is an old infill plane for woodworking, probably made by a craftsman for his own use, as there is no makers mark upon it. It probably dates from around the turn of the century, err...the last one, not the more recent. This type of plane originated in the british isles, were never made in america until recently, when a few aficionados (fanatics?) started producing them in very small quantities. If you would like to see some examples, which are truly works of art, check out this link. http://www.andersonplanes.com/
I thought this would make an interesting subject, and present a challenge both in the drawing and the rendering of metal. 8 X 12, oil on canvas. I didn't pay much attention to composition, was mainly approaching this as a study. Attempts to replicate fabric folds fell flat, so the background just got blended.
01-31-2006, 06:36 PM
Dan - did you forget to attach the image?
(Oh - it's there now!)
01-31-2006, 06:51 PM
i think you did a beleivable job with the metal. maybe some objects glinting in the metal would make it even more metal/reflective feeling.
01-31-2006, 07:34 PM
Dan, this is really well done, and an interesting subject indeed. It has great color, interesting shapes, reflective properties, challenging perspective issues....definitely not one of those subjects that could be dashed off in a half hour or so! You've done a wonderful job with reserved color, shading, highlights, and the values of the different planes...all very believable. I like the blended background, which doesn't fight your subject for attention.
I could see a whole series of these with foreshortening and different perspectives. *ducking*
01-31-2006, 07:47 PM
Dan, you did a great job on the angles in this plane and you met the challenge of metal. I definitely see steel, brass and wood.
02-02-2006, 02:12 PM
Eric---Thanks, not much reflection going on really, as the metal has quite a patina due to it's age.
Jamie---Thank you, and yes, this took much longer than I had anticipated, many corrections as I went. As for the series, you are truly evil, but it would probably be good for me. Sort of like cod liver oil.:eek:
Ann---Thanks for your kind words.
02-02-2006, 03:25 PM
It's nice to see an everyday item become a work of art ( and sooo poetic!).:clap:
02-02-2006, 04:23 PM
As a carpenter...I love tools...and your painting is a reminder of what a piece of art alot of handtools are. Your link to the Anderson planes cements that theory.
Only suggestion would be a little bit of a bright spot to accentuate the metal of the piece...but not all tools are bright and shiny.
Thanks for a thoughtful and beautiful piece.
02-02-2006, 07:18 PM
wonderful...!!!!!! great subject...and done well!
02-02-2006, 07:43 PM
Well I've used one of these - it was my father's and you have the "look" of the plane spot on. It's a very rich subdued muted glow - if that makes sense - or at least the one I knew had that sort of look - and yours looks splendid.
02-03-2006, 07:39 AM
Now that is a tool! A subject even the toughest man can weep over. :) The brushed used finish on the front side is so well done.
James or Jimmy Jim
02-03-2006, 04:35 PM
Dan, you handled this very well. :D
02-04-2006, 06:05 AM
Lee---Thanks, nice to be recognized by a "saint". doesn't happen every day.
EFT---Many things of humble origins can be elevated to an art form, carpenter tools included. Glad you liked it.
Larry---Thanks for your comments, gave me quite a lift.
Katherine---A good description of patina.
Brian---Hope those tears didn't land on one of your new paintings or cast iron tools. :D
Jim---I think my pun detector just went off. Thanks.
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