Seascapes, Lakescapes, and Water

"Inland"

"Inland", 2010, Acrylics on Hardboard, 8 x 13 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2010
Acrylic on Hardboard
8 x 13 in.

art, painting, clouds, water, lake, wave, after storm

"Offshore Lightning"

"Offshore Lightning", 2010, Charcoal and White Conte on Toned Paper, 9 x 12 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2010
Charcoal and White Conté on Toned Paper
9 x 12 in.

art, painting, water, lake, waves, rain, storm, lightning

Study for the painting “Running

"Rain Storm Off South Haven"

"Rain Storm Off South Haven", 2010, Acrylics on Canvas, 5 x 7 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2010
Acrylic on Canvas
5 x 7 in.

art, painting, lake michigan, shore, water, waves, surf, dusk, sunset

"Running"

"Running", 2010, Acrylics on Canvas, 18 x 24 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2010
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 24 in.

art, painting, water, lake, storm, sea, rain, sailboat

"Spindrift"

"Spindrift", 2010, Watercolor on Paper, 12 x 17 7/8 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2010
Watercolor on Paper (Fabriano Artistico Hot Pressed 140 lb.)
12 x 17 7/8 in.

A wave study in watercolor.

art, watercolor, study, waves, water

 

"Trout Run Rock Fall"

"Trout Run Rock Fall", 2010, Watercolor/Drybrush on Paper, 12 x 12 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2010
Watercolor and Drybrush on Paper (Lanaquarelle 140 lb. Cold Pressed)
12 x 12 in.

art, painting, waterfall, river, stream, brook, creek, rocks

"Lines"

"Lines", 2010, Acrylics on Hardboard, 9 x 12 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2009
Acrylic on Hardboard
5 x 7 in.

art, painting, water, waves, sea, lake

"Niagara"

"Niagara", 2009, Acrylic Wash, Drybrush, and Paint on Cotton Watercolor Paper, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2009
Acrylic Wash, Drybrush, and Paint on Cotton Watercolor Paper
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.

waterfalls, falls, water, landscapes

"Waterfall Study (Niagara From Below)"

"Waterfall Study (Niagara From Below)", 2010, Acrylics on Canvas, 9 x 12 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2009
Acrylic on Canvas
10 x 8 in.

art, painting, waterfall

"Niagara From Below"

"Niagara From Below", 2008, Charcoal on Paper, 12 x 9 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2008
Charcoal on Paper
11 1/4 x 9 in.
Collection of the Artist

art, drawing, waterfall,

"Vessels"

"Vessels", 2008, Acrylics on Canvas, 30 x 42 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2008
Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 42 in.

, art, painting, boats, rowboats, long, waterfalls, mist, fog, water

"Water Study"

"Water Study #1", 2008, Acrylics on Canvas, 5 x 7 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2008
Acrylic on Canvas
5 x 7 in.

, art, painting, water, ripples

"Wave Study"

"Wave Study #1", 2008, Acrylics on Canvas, 5 x 7 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2008
Acrylic on Canvas
5 x 7 in.

, art, painting, water, waves, seafoam, foam

"Flow"

"Flow", 2006, Acrylics on Canvas, 20 x 24 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2006
Acrylic on Canvas
20 x 24 in.

; award, art, painting, waterfalls, stone, building, water, mist

Martin Maddox Prize for Imaginative Realist Painting, 2006, Kalamazoo Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; Kalamazoo, Michigan

"Someday"

"Someday", 2005, Acrylics on Hardboard, 3 15/16 x 5 15/16 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2005
Acrylic on Hardboard
3 15/16 x 5 15/16 in.
Private Collection: Kalamazoo, Michigan

, art, painting, landscape, water, dusk, twilight

"Private Isle"

"Private Isle", 2004, Acrylics on Hardboard, 3 x 3 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2004
Acrylic on Hardboard
3 x 3 in.
Private Collection: Unknown Collector

, art, painting, islands, water, ring, trees, landscape

"Stone and Sea"

"Stone and Sea", 2003, Acrylics on Hardboard, 6 x 4 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2003
Acrylic on Hardboard
6 x 4 in.
Private Collection: South Bend, Indiana

, art, painting, stone, rock, sea, water, floating, hovering, seascapes

"Conspirators"

"Conspirators", 2002, Acrylics on Hardboard, 9 x 10 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2002
Acrylic on Hardboard
9 x 10 in.

, art, painting, monks, robed figures, beach, shore, water, fire, night

"Three Islands"

"Three Islands", 2002, Acrylics on Hardboard, 3 11/16 x 13 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2002
Acrylic on Hardboard
3 11/16 x 13 in.
Private Collection: Gobles, Michigan

, art, painting, islands, solitary figures, solitude, alone, trees, boats, rowboats, water

"The Voyage"

"The Voyage", 2002, Acrylics on Hardboard, 7 1/2 x 10 in., David Jay Spyker

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2002
Acrylic on Hardboard
7 1/2 x 10 in.
Private Collection: Saugatuck, Michigan

, art, painting, ships, boats, sails, tallship, rain, storms, seascapes, water, lightning

"Adrift"

"Adrift", 2001, Acrylics on Canvas, 14 x 24 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Acrylic on Canvas
14 x 24 in.
Private Collection: Saugatuck, Michigan

art, painting, houses, water, rain, storms, seascape, mortality, power of nature, man in nature’s thrall

“‘Adrift’, for instance, depicts a house at the mercy of a sea squall, and the building somehow appears more vulnerable to ruin than a human victim might. ‘ A person has the power to swim’, the artist reflects. ‘It’s not usual to see a house floating in the water. You wonder, how’d it get out there? I like to take a structure out of context, to put it where it doesn’t belong.’ This incongruity prompts the viewer to consider what the house might represent: A person? An idea or belief? A community? All life on Earth (think of Noah’s Ark)? Spyker prefers to leave that question open.”

– Julie York Coppens, from “What Dreams May Come”,
a review of the artist’s solo show
at the South Bend Museum of Art, published on Sunday,
December 21, 2003 in the South Bend Tribune

"Adrift" (detail), 2001, Acrylics on Canvas, 14 x 24 in., by David Jay Spyker

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"Summer Taking Her Leave"

"Summer Taking Her Leave", 2001, Acrylics on Canvas, 25 x 20 in., David Jay Spyker

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2001
Acrylic on Canvas
25 x 20 in.
Private Collection:
Unknown Collector

art, painting, woman, forest, woods, water, stream, autumn, fall, trees, mist, fog, figures, solitary, solitude, alone, change, changing, seasons

"Summer Taking Her Leave" (detail), 2001, Acrylics on Canvas, by David Jay Spyker

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