Chairs

I painted this series of chair. Some of these paintings were among the first pieces painted in acrylic. It was an early exploration of texture. I layered tissue paper with acrylic paint to disguise the canvas grain. And then, I used sharp objects or sandpaper to create a distressed look. What I learned from this experimentation has carried through to many other later works.

My goal for each painting was to paint the chair so that it transcended beyond being just a picture of a piece of furniture. These pieces are like portraits. Chairs have a personality of their own. What I love about these paintings is, they each allow the viewer to tell their own story in their mind. A chair can represent a person, real or imagined… perhaps a loved one that is no longer here.

'Find a Seat #8' - Acrylic painting on canvas (18"w x 24"h). Artist: Daniel (Dano) Carver
‘Find a Seat #8’ – Acrylic painting on canvas (18″w x 24″h).
'Find a Seat #6' - Acrylic painting on canvas (16"w x 20"h). Artist: Daniel (Dano) Carver
‘Find a Seat #6’ – Acrylic painting on canvas (16″w x 20″h).
'Find a Seat #9' - Acrylic painting on canvas (18"w x 24"h). Artist: Daniel (Dano) Carver
‘Find a Seat #9’ – Acrylic painting on canvas (18″w x 24″h).
'Find a Seat #2' - Acrylic painting on canvas (16"w x 20"h). Artist: Daniel (Dano) Carver
‘Find a Seat #2’ – Acrylic painting on canvas (16″w x 20″h).
'Find a Seat #1' - Acrylic painting on canvas (16"w x 20"h). Artist: Daniel (Dano) Carver
‘Find a Seat #1’ – Acrylic painting on canvas (16″w x 20″h).
'Find a Seat #4' - Acrylic painting on canvas (16"w x 20"h). Artist: Daniel (Dano) Carver
‘Find a Seat #4’ – Acrylic painting on canvas (16″w x 20″h).
'Find a Seat #5' - Acrylic painting on canvas (16"w x 20"h). Artist: Daniel (Dano) Carver
‘Find a Seat #5’ – Acrylic painting on canvas (16″w x 20″h)

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