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Joe McFadden
American Oil Painter

McFadden Sold Paintings...with a little story line....(1, 2, 3)

JOE MCFADDEN A DOG AND HIS SAINT

MCFADDEN_THE FIRST SIP



A DOG AND HIS SAINT

“When I was in the second grade in parochial school, I was assured by the nuns that all “good” animals went to an animal limbo.  I had a pretty clear image of what that looked like and I wanted to be there, and for that matter, I still do.”

Oil on Canvas
46 x 36 unframed
57 x 45 framed
SOLD
THE FIRST SIP

"The first sip of wine from a new bottle is full of expectation and uncertainty.
Like a rabbit, we sniff the glass with our clumsy proboscis, searching for subliminal signs of a good harvest."

Oil on Canvas
36 x 24 unframed
44 x 32 framed
SOLD
   

MCFADDEN_THE VINTNER

MCFADDEN_NIJINSKI

THE VINTNER

"The vintners that I know are all very happy people."

Oil on Panel
18 x 18 unframed
Gallery Wrapped
SOLD

 

 

 

NIJINSKI

“Vaslav Nijinsky, the Russian ballet dancer, was best known for his performance of Rites of Spring. He was wildly popular in the earlypart of the Twentieth Century. Legend has it that when he jumped, he would stay aloft for so long that the women in the audience would swoon. As a boy I was raised in dance studios where my mother was the pianist and I was drafted into the ranks of dutiful dancers. I don't recall ever making anyone swoon.”

Oil on Canvas
16 x 12 framed - 24 x 20 framed
SOLD

 

   

MCFADDEN_THE FERAL SCHOLAR

THE FERAL SCHOLAR

"In University towns, these creatures can be seen in almost every backyard. Many times, when undergraduates move away, they just turn them loose. "

Oil on Linen
36 x 24 framed
44 x 32 framed
SOLD


MCFADDEN_EARLY AMERICAN DOG

EARLY AMERICAN DOG

"The thing I like most about animals is that they don't care about the things that we find so important. While the framers of our Constitution were hammering out the concept of inalienable rights, this little guy just wanted to chase a ball."

Oil on Linen
36 x 24 unframed
44 x 32 framed
SOLD

   

MCFADDEN_RIMBAUD

RIMBAUD

"French poet whose hallucinatory work had a strong influence on the surrealists."

Oil on Linen on Panel
16 x 12 framed
23 x 19 framed
SOLD

 

MCFADDEN_T.S. ELIOT

T.S. ELIOT

"I used to keep a copy of The Wasteland in my truck. Many years ago, on a beautiful evening, it broke down for the hundredth time. As I sat there, surrounded by honking vehicles, admiring the sinking sun, I had a rare moment of clarity. It was a choice between the mundane or the sublime. I abandoned the truck, took my Wasteland, and never looked back."

Oil on Linen on Panel
16 x 12 framed
26 x 22 framed
SOLD

   

MCFADDEN_SAINTS PINOT AND GRIGIO

SAINTS PINOT AND GRIGIO

"The true founders of Rome: predating the feral Romulus and Remus. 
Rome could not have existed, even for a day, without wine."

Oil on Panel
16 x 28 unframed
Gallery Wrapped
SOLD

MCFADDEN_CARSON MCCULLERS

CARSON MCCULLERS

"American writer whose fiction explores the spiritual isolation of misfits and outcasts of the South."
Oil on Board
16 x 12 unframed
26 x 22 framed
SOLD

 

   

FUNICULI FUNICULA

Commission for Gallery Collectors

Oil on Board
22 x 32 Unframed
SOLD

   

MCFADDEN_LUCY AUDUBON

LUCY AUDUBON

"Last year a good friend of mine, William Souder, wrote a biography of John James Audubon.  I was very happy to see that he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. It is an excellent book.

I was especially interested in Audubon’s long suffering wife, Lucy.  While he was busily pursuing his bliss chasing birds, she was left destitute.  Most of their married life was spent apart and she was charged with raising and providing for the children.  Although he was absent, the memory of his wife and family made his work possible. 

In this piece I have presented her in a very domestic setting.  Underlying the initial peaceful impression is the underlying conflict. Cats!!!  Her need for a financially secure life was a deadly threat to her vagabond husband’s work just as the seemingly harmless kittens are a threat to the bird."

Oil on Canvas
38 x 30 unframed
46 x 38 framed
SOLD

   
MCFADDEN - THE CIRCUS SHADOW

THE CIRCUS SHADOW

"As a child, the parts of the circus I was most attracted to were not the performances, but the darkened spaces between the tents. I have always been interested in the interplay of opposites.

The whirl of activity, the garish neon lighting and the noise from the calliope were offset by the eerie shadows of negative space."

Oil on Canvas
48 x 36 unframed
56 x 44 x 2.5 framed
SOLD

 

AARON COPELAND

"I have always felt very close to Aaron Copeland because he was the mentor of Leonard Bernstein; and once, in a small restaurant near Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Pops, I washed Lenny's dishes."

 

Oil on Panel
30 x 24 inches unframed
32 x 26 inches framed
SOLD

 

   
JOE MCFADDEN A PERFECT HOST

A PERFECT HOST

"The Ocean is a perfect host.

I always feel very privileged when I wander on the hot sand and feel the first cool wave wash over me.

It is like attending an elegant dinner, greeted at the door and made to feel perfectly welcome. 

Like a perfect host,the Ocean offers up her bounty, asking nothing in return."

Oil on Canvas
48 x 36 inches unframed
56 x 44 inches framed
SOLD

   
JOE MCFADDEN THE MIRACLE OF COMPOUND INTEREST

THE MIRACLE OF COMPOUND INTEREST

Oil on Canvas
60 x 48 inches unframed
72 x 60 inches framed
SOLD

   

JOE MCFADDEN EZRA POUND

EZRA POUND

"One crazy poet...

I am always amazed that some people, Pound being one, knew absolutely everyone that was doing anything interesting in the first half of the Twentieth Century. For a man whose behavior was at the very least, troublesome, there must have been something about him thatattracted creative people.

The bird on his head is an idea."

Oil on Canvas
18 x 14 unframed
26 x 22 framed
SOLD

JOE MCFADDEN THE YOUNG YEATS

THE YOUNG YEATS

“I have always been interested in what famous
people were like before they did what they
became known for. Fame seems to have more to do with
luck and money than skill and knowledge.
In a way it reinforces my long held
belief that nobody really knows anything.”

Oil on Panel
24 x 18 unframed
SOLD

 

   

JOE MCFADDEN THE MAN WITH TWO IDEAS

THE MAN WITH TWO IDEAS

“During the course of the day, I see far more birds
than humans. They are like ideas, appearing out of
nowhere and leaving just as quickly, replaced by
others. It is always a rare pleasure when there is
only one chirping friend at my mental bird bath.”

Oil on Panel
24 x 18 unframed
SOLD

JOE MCFADDEN JOHNNY APPLESEED

JOHNNY APPLESEED


"The story of Johnny Appleseed closely follows the life of many ascetic Saints, especially Saint Francis of Assisi. Contrary to the popular tale, Johnny Appleseed did not wander through the countryside throwing apple seeds randomly but rather he carefully planted orchards and, in the process, became wealthy. He gave away money and land as fast as he received them and was known for his austere physical discipline. Legend has it that he would not build a fire at night for fear that a bug might fly into it."

Oil on Canvas
30 x 24 unframed
38 x 32 framed
SOLD

   

JOE MCFADDEN A CAT AND HIS SAINT

A CAT AND HIS SAINT
Oil on Canvas
36 x 24 unframed
43 x 31 framed
SOLD

   

JOE MCFADDEN READING AT NIGHT

READING AT NIGHT

"I enjoy the state of
semi-conscious reading.

Late at night, more asleep than awake, in bed with a book propped up on my chest, I will wake up and read the same page again, wondering where I have seen that before."

Oil on Board
36 x 28 x 2
gallery wrapped
SOLD

JOE MCFADDEN THE MEDIATOR

THE MEDIATOR


Oil on Canvas
36 x 24 unframed
45 x 32 framed
SOLD

 

   

JOE MCFADDEN ROBERT FROST

ROBERT FROST

"America's favorite grumpy poet"

Oil on Linen on Panel
16 x 12 unframed
26 x 22 framed
SOLD

JOE MCFADDEN ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

Oil on Panel
30 x 24 unframed
gallery wrapped
SOLD

   

JOE MCFADDEN FAITH, HOPE & SEABISBUIT

FAITH, HOPE & SEABISCUIT

“And of the three, Seabiscuit is the greatest of these.”

Oil on Canvas
36 x 60 inches unframed
SOLD

   

JOE MCFADDEN ST. VITUS

ST. VITUS

"St. Vitus is the patron Saint of Comedians, among many others. "Saint Vitus Dance"is epilepsy, thus the term "fit of laughter." As the story goes, he was martyred by being thrown into a pot of boiling oil with a rooster.  As a result, he is also the Patron Saint of insomniacs and over sleepers. The object on his head transforms this painting into colander art."

Oil on Canvas
40 x 30 inches unframed
49 x 39 inches framed
SOLD

ESCOFFIER STUDY

"Late Nineteenth Century French master,
Auguste Escoffier
is considered to be the first modern chef."

Oil on Canvas on Board
16 x 12 inches unframed
24 x 20 inches framed
SOLD

 

 

 


   

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Prices and availability are subject to change.
The artist reserves all reproduction
and copyrights.


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