At the upcoming September auction of Francis Quirk paintings there will also be drawings and watercolors by this gifted and multifaceted artist. One of the most interesting surprises was how much he worked in watercolors. We knew of his use of pastels and oil, but the number and quality of the watercolors was surprising. We have excerpted three images below.
|Untitled watercolor by Francis J. Quirk|
|Untitled Watercolor by Francis J. Quirk Scene of Shoreline Rescue of Foundering Ship|
The painting below illustrates Quirk's ability to capture fine detail and work with precision in watercolor. The untitled work appears to be a wharf building of coastal Maine. It reminds one of the work of the Precisionists and Charles Sheeler in particular. Like many of Sheeler's paintings, this one contains no figures allowing the buildings to starkly dominate the image.
|Untitled watercolor by Francis Quirk|
|Fugue by Charles Sheeler 1940 Museum of Fine Arts Boston|