This is my homage version of the Otterson painting
as seen on the wall beyond the dining room to the right of the piano on the
way to Daphne's room on the Frasier set. The original 1939 painting appears
to have been on loan during Season 1, episodes
1-4 only. Keith Kaminski painted the set copies that I much
prefer. From Season 1 episode 5 through the end of Season 2 appears to
be an interim piece, while my homage is based on the set copy in use from
Season 3 onwards.
My homage is not an exact copy by any means and
isn't meant to be. It's my interpretation of a piece I very much
like. John Mahoney who plays Martin Crane, Frasier's Dad is quoted
as saying that Eddie the dog is a tremendous scene stealer, but I think it's
this painting that steals every scene it's in! It's very well lit,
which never hurts, but any time it's in frame, my eyes are drawn right to
It's not super hard to paint.
I spent about an hour on this and it was really fun, so I
encourage anyone interested in this painting to have a go at painting
your own version of it to enjoy or give to your favorite Frasier fan as
a gift. If you're like me, you'll get a lot of pleasure out of it.