While the East Coast has been hit by storms bringing frigid temperatures and mounds of snow, the West and California has seen torrential rains and raging waters roaring in to remind us that winter is not yet over. Spring must await the warming of days and the return of bright sunshine to encourage vegetation to sprout and the raging rivers to calm down and not sweep us off our footing….
A trimmed version of the painting Deep Woods, Moonlight shown above was an early attempt by Parrish at posing a young woman in a landscape setting, which would become the dominant theme for the Edison-Mazda calendars, starting in 1918. This particular painting was not published. At the time Parrish was still using Sue Lewin as the model.
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. (SOLD)
Sketch of the detail for an hour clock hand, measuring 12” x 18” framed. (SOLD)
Also of note is our recent sale of a most interesting study which Parrish did in 1915 for Clarence Crane, founder of the chocolates company which bore his name. Crane sent his son Harold to Cornish NH to explore the possibility of having Parrish provide a design which could decorate the boxes containing the assortments of his candy.
Parrish that year produced as his first effort the famous logo for the Crane Company, with the huge image of the stork superimposed on this mountain design. (SOLD)
The finished 1915 logo painting is Ludwig catalog #618.
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