Landscape

"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

"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

"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

"Quarry"

"Quarry", 2011, Drybrush and Watercolor on Paper, 22 1/2 x 15 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2011
Drybrush and Watercolor on Paper
22 1/2 x 15 in.

art, painting, landscape, ridge, rocks, hill, trees, autumn
"Quarry", 2011, Drybrush and Watercolor on Paper, Detail, by David Jay Spyker

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"Barricade"

"Barricade", 2010, Drybrush and Watercolor, 12 1/2 x 11 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2010
Drybrush and Watercolor on Paper (Fabriano Artistico 300 lb. Cold Pressed)
12 1/2 x 11 in.

art, painting, landscape, beach, dunes, sand, grass, dead, trees, summer

"Barricade", 2010, Drybrush and Watercolor, Detail, by David Jay Spyker
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"Northbound"

"Northbound", 2010, Watercolor/Drybrush on Paper, 21 x 28 3/4 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2010
Watercolor and Drybrush on Paper (Arches 300 lb. Cold Pressed)
21 x 28 3/4 in.

art, painting, landscape, railroad, tracks, forest, autumn, fall

"Northbound", 2010, Watercolor/Drybrush on Paper, Detail, by David Jay Spyker 

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"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

"Wyeth Tree"

"Wyeth Tree", 2010, Watercolor and Drybrush on Paper, 12 1/8 x 9 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2010
Watercolor and Drybrush on Paper (Arches 140 lb. Cold Pressed)
12 1/8 x 9 in.

A study piece based on the woods in one of Andrew Wyeth’s Helga paintings.

art, painting, tree, autumn, fall, forest

"Approaching Storm (A Landscape Study)"

"Approaching Storm (A Landscape Study)", 2009, Acrylics on Canvas, 7 x 9 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2009
Acrylic on Canvas
7 x 9 in.
Private Collection: Ceresco, Michigan

art, painting, rain, clouds, distant hills, grass, grassy field

"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

"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

"Relocation"

"Relocation", 2004, Acrylics on Canvas, 5 x 7 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2004
Acrylic on Canvas
5 x 7 in.

, art, painting, flying, houses, landscape, storms, tornadoes

"One Winter Day"

"One Winter Day", 2001, Acrylics on Hardboard, 9 3/8 x 8 3/8 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Acrylic on Hardboard
9 3/8 x 8 3/8 in.
Private Collection: Perrysburg, Ohio

, art, painting, winter, snow, woman, landscapes, figure, solitary, alone, solitude

"Processional"

"Processional", 2001, Acrylics on Panel, 12 x 12 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Acrylic on Panel
12 x 12 in.
Private Collection: Portland, Maine

, art, painting, winter, snow, monks, single-file, walking, robed, figures, landscape

"Standing Alone"

"Standing Alone", 2001, Acrylics on Hardboard, 12 x 10 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Acrylic on Hardboard
12 x 10 in.

art, painting, landscape, man, solitary, solitude, dead, tree, field, clouds
"Standing Alone" (detail), 2001, Acrylics on Hardboard, 12 x 10 in., by David Jay Spyker

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“In the woods we return to reason and faith.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"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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"Summer Taking Her Leave, Pre-Study"

"Summer Taking Her Leave, Study Drawings", 2001, Graphite on Paper, 14 x 11 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Graphite on Paper
14 x 11 in.

Study drawings for “Summer Taking Her Leave” – a page from one of the artist’s bound sketchbooks.

art, drawing, figure, forest, autumn

"The Tower"

"The Tower", 2001, Acrylics on Hardboard, 5 1/2 x 7 15/16 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Acrylic on Hardboard
5 1/2 x 7 15/16 in.
Private Collection: Chicago, Illinois

, art, painting, ruins, ruined, trees, stormy, dark, sky

"Waiting for the Light"

"Waiting for the Light", 2001, Acrylics on Canvas, 37 x 48 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Acrylic on Canvas
14 x 10 in. overall
Private Collection: Saugatuck, Michigan

, art, painting, landscape, sea, woman, figure, beach, rocks, torch, fire, dawn, morning, shore, water, islands, solitary, solitude, alone

Limited edition prints of this painting are available. Contact the artist for details.

"Waiting for the Light" (detail), 2001, Acrylics on Canvas, by David Jay Spyker

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"The Curator’s Choice"

"The Curator's Choice", 2000, Acrylics on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard, 7 x 9 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Acrylic on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard
7 x 9 in.
Private Collection: Dexter, Michigan

, art, painting, landscape, man, river, building, night, shore, water, figure, solitary, solitude, alone

"Heartland (Prospecting for Gold)"

"Heartland (Prospecting for Gold)", 2000, Acrylics on Canvas, 32 x 48 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Acrylic on Canvas
32 x 48 in.
Corporate Collection: Pfizer

award, art, painting, canoes, boats, wheat, field, storms, rain, lightning, telescope, landscape, figures, man, standing

Pharmacia Corporation Purchase Award, 2000, Michigan Artist’s Competition, Art Center of Battle Creek;
Battle Creek, Michigan

"Heartland (Prospecting for Gold)" (detail), 2000, Acrylics on Canvas, 32 x 48 in., by David Jay Spyker

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