Books of Old, 2012

Kyle L. Poirier, Books of Old, 2012
acrylic on canvas, 10 x 10 in.
$100.00 plus $11.00 shipping and handling within Canada.
SOLD! To a very nice person.

After painting Old Books last fall, I received several positive comments and emails about it, some wondering if I may paint more. So I thought I would revisit the wonderful set of old books that grace Mrs. Peartree’s shelves of her antique secretary. This time with Books of Old, I wanted to fill as much canvas space with the books as possible, and tried to create a little more movement and depth by stacking them imperfectly, allowing for some hard shadows to play with.

I think the end result is a much stronger study than the previous, however, I really like the silver clasped book that was in the lower right of the first painting. It didn’t fit in this one, so there may be a third study on the way with more focus on that particular book.