2011-2013

"Baroque Self-Portrait as a Seagull"

"Baroque Self-Portrait as a Seagull", 2013, Acrylics on Hardboard, 8 x 6 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2013
Acrylic on Hardboard
8 x 6 in.

art, painting, realism, acrylics, gulls, birds

"Baroque Self-Portrait as a Seagull", 2013, Acrylics on Hardboard, Magnified Detail, by David Jay Spyker

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"Cusp of September"

"Cusp of September", 2013, Acrylics on Hardboard, 5 x 7 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2013
Acrylic on Hardboard
5 x 7 in.

art, painting, shore, lake, seascape, waves, crashing, surf

"Day’s End, Late July"

"Day's End, Late July", 2013, Acrylics on Hardboard, 5 x 7 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2013
Acrylic on Hardboard
5 x 7 in.

art, painting, shore, lake, seascape, waves, crashing, surf

"Pierside"

"Pierside", 2013, Acrylic on Hardboard, 5 x 7 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2013
Acrylic on Hardboard
5 x 7 in.

art, painting, lake, sea, seascape, waves, surf, water

"Regatta"

"Regatta", 2013, Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 36 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2013
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 36 in.

art, painting, shore, lake, seascape, waves, crashing, surf, sailboats, boats, water

"Sudden Flight"

“Sudden Flight”, 2013, Acrylics on Canvas, 36 x 60 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2013, Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 60 in.
Private Collection: Holland, Michigan

Best of Show, 2014, Regional Fine Arts Competition, Carnegie Center for the Arts; Three Rivers, Michigan

art, painting, acrylics, seagull, gulls, birds, sky, flying, flight

“Sudden Flight” (Detail), 2013, Acrylics on Canvas, by David Jay Spyker
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article on this painting.

 

"Compass"

"Compass", 2012, Acrylics on Canvas, 24 x 36 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2012
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 36 in.

art, painting, acrylics, seagulls, gulls, birds, sky, flying, flight

"Compass", 2012, Acrylics on Canvas, detail, by David Jay Spyker

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"Distant Light"

"Distant Light", 2012, Acrylics on Panel, 3 15/16 x 12 1/16 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2012
Acrylic on Panel
3 15/16 x 12 1/16 in.

art, painting, beach, sand, shore, landscape, lake, seascape

"Fallen Maple"

"Fallen Maple", 2012, Watercolor and Drybrush on Paper (Arches 140 lb. Hot Pressed), 12 9/16 x 22 1/16 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2012
Watercolor and Drybrush on Paper
(Arches 140 lb. Hot Pressed)
12 9/16 x 22 1/16 in.

art, painting, acrylics, dead tree, tractor tires, grass, sunlight, shadow

"Fallen Maple", 2012, Watercolor and Drybrush on Paper (Arches 140 lb. Hot Pressed), Detail, by David Jay Spyker

detail – click to enlarge

"October Sand Bar"

"October Sand Bar", 2012, Acrylics on Hardboard, 5 x 7 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2012
Acrylic on Hardboard
5 x 7 in.

art, painting, beach, sand, shore, landscape, lake, seascape

"One Last Summer"

"One Last Summer", 2012, Acrylics on Canvas Mounted on Panel, 12 x 20 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2012
Acrylic on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard
12 x 20 in.
Collection of the Carnegie Center for the Arts, Three Rivers, Michigan

In memory of the artist’s mother, Mary Spyker (1945-2011)

art, painting, beach, sand, dunes, seascape, Lake Michigan, landscape, shore

"Rolling In"

"Rolling In", 2012, Acrylics on Hardboard, 5 x 7 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2012
Acrylic on Hardboard
5 x 7 in.
Private Collection: Beverly Hills, Michigan

art, painting, beach, sand, shore, landscape, lake, seascape

"Self-Portrait as a Gull in the Morning"

"Self-Portrait in the Morning as a Gull", 2012, Acrylics on Hardboard, 5 x 7 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2012
Acrylic on Hardboard
5 x 7 in.
Private Collection: Holland, Michigan

art, painting, beach, sand, seagulls, birds

 

"Winter Murder"

"Winter Murder", 2012, Acrylics on Canvas, 30 x 42 in., by David Jay Spyker

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art, painting, acrylics, winter, snow, landscape, crows, clouds, moody, corn field, trees, row

"Winter Murder", 2012, Acrylics on Canvas, Detail, by David Jay Spyker

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2012, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 42 in.

Southwest Michigan Watercolor Society Award, 2013, Michigan Artist’s Competition, Art Center of Battle Creek; Battle Creek, Michigan

"Amputee"

"Amputee", 2011, Acrylics on Canvas, 18 x 24 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2011
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 24 in.

art, painting, seagulls, gulls, beach, sand, birds, stick, twig

 

"Blanche’s Oak"

"Blanche's Oak, Study", 2011, Graphite on Cream Colored Paper, 17 1/2 x 14 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2011
Graphite on Cream Colored Paper (Stonehenge Classic Cream)
17 1/2 x 14 in.

Study drawing for an upcoming painting.

art, drawing, pencil, sketch, tree, oak, autumn, fall

"Blue Head Scarf"

"Blue Head Scarf", 2011, Drybrush Watercolor and Graphite on Paper Pre-Study, 17 x 14 in., by David Jay Spyker
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2011
Drybrush Watercolor and Graphite on Paper (Strathmore 500 Series Bristol)
17 x 14 in.

Study for an upcoming painting.

art, painting, drawing, pencil, sketch, woman, portrait, head, bandana

"Channel"

"Channel", 2011, Watercolor and Drybrush on Paper, 11 5/16 x 16 1/8 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2011
Watercolor and Drybrush on Paper (Arches 300 lb. Cold Pressed)
11 5/16 x 16 1/8 in.

art, painting, rocks, shore, hills, water

"Christmas Scarf"

"Christmas Scarf", 2011, Charcoal and Conte on Paper, 15 x 11 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2011
Charcoal and Conte on Paper
(Fabriano Artistico 140 lb. Soft
Press Watercolor Paper)
15 x 20 in.
Private Collection: Kalamazoo, MI

, art, drawing, portrait, jules, woman, female, piercings

 

"Christmas Scarf", 2011, Charcoal and Conte on Paper, Detail, by David Jay Spyker

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"Cradle"

"Cradle", 2011, Acrylics on Canvas, 13 x 49 in., by David Jay Spyker

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First Place, 2012, Carnegie Center for the Arts, Regional Fine Arts Competition; Three Rivers, Michigan

Second Place, 2012, Michiana Annual Artist Competition (10th MAAC), Box Factory for the Arts;
St. Joseph, Michigan

art, painting, boats, rowboat, water, seascape, sea, lake, fog, waves, museum, collection

"Cradle", 2011, Acrylics on Canvas, Detail, by David Jay Spyker

detail – click to enlarge

2011
Acrylic on Canvas
13 x 49 in.

Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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"Homeward"

"Homeward", 2011, Mixed Media on Paper, 9 x 15 3/8 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2011
Watercolor, Drybrush, Ink, Charcoal, and Black and Sienna Conte on Paper (Arches 300 lb. Cold Pressed)
9 x 15 3/8 in.

art, painting, mixed media, trees, field, fog, night, moonlight

"Inlet"

"Inlet", 2011, Acrylics on Canvas, 14 x 18in., by David Jay Spyker

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2011
Acrylic on Canvas
14 x 18 in.

art, painting, water, lake, seascape, sailboat, pier

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