• Day 241 "Value Study of The Desk by Fairfield Porter" 9 x 6 ink and marker

    16 days ago - By Jody Regan

    "The Desk" oil Fairfield Porter 1963 I have been thinking about Maine this week, so looked up some Fairfield Porter paintings. His color and design are inspiring. On initial inspection, his color application seems simple because he often painted in flat shapes with little modeling. However, I look to his work as masterful in use of design, color and value. I chose a 1963 Porter painting, "The Desk", to study. It is a strong interior, with an open desk just off of the center of the composition. There are papers and books scattered about as if someone just got up and took a break from a lot...
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