Happy New Year
Another of my favorite winter scenes is the luminous daylight painting depicting the Austin Farm nestled on the hillside. Parrish’s winter paintings of sunshine in the snow could dazzle the viewer’s eyes with their brilliance by the artist’s multiple applications of his famous glazing technique.
The farmhouse pictured was occupied during the artist’s lifetime by one of his neighbors across the valley from “The Oaks”. This small 13” x 15” oil painting was completed in 1955 and Parrish gave it the title Winter Sunshine.
His publishing company Brown & Bigelow issued their print of this painting as a Christmas card in 1958 using a vertically cropped image. The Christmas card was entitled A Christmas Morning in the process.
A Valentine Gift Suggestion
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and currently for sale are probably the most affordable gifts of original Parrish watercolors currently available: namely three watercolor and ink drawings by the artist depicting concepts for the design of an ornate clock. Penciled notations on the clock paper refer to “Newport, September 1890”. These delicately executed watercolors by Parrish have not appeared on the market for 20 years.
An ornate clock design which measures 15” x 18” framed. On the verso of the paper are pencil drawings by Parrish depicting 7 types of knots.
Sketch of the detail for an hour clock hand, measuring 12” x 18” framed.
And finally, two designs for clock faces, framed above and below a print of the finished illustration from Louise Sanders’ book The Knave of Hearts, in which he reprised one of the clock faces. This combination piece measures 18” x 29” framed. Enlarged views of the two round pen & ink clock face drawings above and below the print can be seen in the sub-menu called “Highlighted Work”
In regards to our 2018 exhibit of Parrish originals currently for sale, please view all the paintings, watercolors, and drawings by clicking on the Art for Sale link above.
Contact Alma Gilbert for the full catalogue and price list: firstname.lastname@example.org