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08 March 2009

My long lost twin?

Oil on canvas sheet 2 of 3

I actually tried to post these last year but was completely frustrated by my inability to put up the whole triptych. These were inspired by the marshland on the northern coast of Massachusetts in combination with some freshwater marsh areas in Littleton, MA. They were done shortly after I made the switch from acrylic to water-mixable oils so I was getting to know a new medium.
The reason I'm posting them now is that I recently found Dick Rink, a Nederlander painter who might be my long lost twin. Look at his painting by clicking on his name. It was done halfway across the globe on February 15! I love looking at his painting and think it's a finer job than my effort, but for me it evokes the same feeling and makes me feel a connection to him. He saw what I saw, and wanted to capture it. Maybe this is as common as dirt, but it hadn't really happened to me before. Anyone else?


Dick Rink said...

Nice to hear that I have a twin sister on the other side of the world! I think I need to have a chat with my parents about that.

Thanks for your kind words, Dale, you make me blush. But I think you’re doing yourself short. You make great work yourself. Especially your still lives are really beautiful. But also this landscape is a pleasure to watch. It looks very much like the landscape here in the Netherlands.

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Yes, we identify places by their landscape, so when I find such similarities between two distant places it always strikes me. Thanks for your feedback, too.

Jill Berry said...

Wow, this is an unreal comparison in terms of location, composition and application. They look like they are from the same hand. Which is yours, on top?

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Hi Jill,
the ones I posted were both mine. I included a link for you to check Dick's painting of 2/15. Thanks for the tip about google analytics. More fun to be had. :)

Jill Berry said...

Whoops, sorry for the confusion on my part. I guess that explains why they look like they are from the same person. Huh?
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