Through the Waters ( concept III )
oil, graphite and charcoal on paper, 11.5in. x 15in. ±29.2cm. x 38.1cm.
A refined charcoal study on an oil painted thick paper backdrop. This piece brings to light a drawing of the artist’s own hand, which, in the final painting, emanates an elaborate pattern of machinery that acts as a metaphor for “love in everything he does.” Written below the hand are the artist’s words ‘I love you - These words, these days, are in everything I do.’ The drawn figure here shows a more related appearance to Tim Cantor than the final painting does. In the final, Tim Cantor has aged himself to be an older man. However, this piece shows an underlying resemblance to that aged portrayal. On another note, a close-up of the hand in the final painting of "Through the Waters" was used by Imagine Dragons to represent their song Friction. This image was used throughout the world on millions of promotional materials: billboards, posters, etc, to publicize the Smoke+Mirrors album.
Available Framed US$ 5,500.
From the shoulders down, this was a drawing Tim Cantor created from memory of an unnamed sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Heavy on the white charcoal, Tim Cantor wanted a porcelain impression to the final painting. Written in the drawing are the words:
“Lo Infatuation - It wisps through me - like porage and trees - A craving - gone and back again”
Available Framed US$ 2,200
This oil concept for The Four Seasons was created very early. The final design for the painting altered from this concept, but this reflects Tim Cantor’s primary visions. The “V” in the top left corner indicates that this was part of a series taken from drawings Tim Cantor created in Venice, Italy, when he first envisioned his painting, The Four Seasons.
Available Unframed US$ 3,900.