Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Samuel Gompers

Samuel Gompers by David R. Darrow 8" x 10" (20.3cm x 25.4cm)
Oil on Canvas Panel
This painting is not framed Click here to see it bigger
Price: $295

About This Painting

Next Dave The Painting Guy show: Today, Wednesday, 5pm Pacific Time (GMT -8)

This past Monday, I relaunched my Dave the Painting Guy streaming internet show (website link) after over a month off the air, a month off from any painting (other than walls), and a month of packing and relocating to a large enough home to comfortably accommodate my wife and I, our individual home businesses, my art studio, and occasional guests and family-member sleep overs.

Somehow Labor Day seemed like an appropriate day top get back to work. So I announced my intentions to go on the air again to subscribers to my notification list... and then set about trying to figure out what I would paint fro the show.

As always, careful planning and meticulous forethought are not my strongest gifts.

So it seemed Labor Day might have some interesting faces associated with its history, and sure enough, this interesting man, whom I painted as a demo on the show.

Samuel Gompers, according to Wikipedia "...helped found the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in 1881 as a coalition of like-minded unions. In 1886 it was reorganized into the American Federation of Labor, with Gompers as its president. He would remain president of the organization until his death (with the exception of one year, 1895)."

And he had a pretty nice face for a painting demo.

(You can see the recorded clips on my ustream channel).  ◙


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2 comments:

Sylvia Jenstad said...

Had to stop... cool portrait... and the background... really brings out Samuel's face... amazing

Erika Nelson said...

This is an excellent portrait. Your works are always so fresh and I don't tire of them! - Erika