Progress shots from 4 paintings (426, 427, 431 and 432) stitched together over “asphalt dub” by The After Dark Set (http://afterdarkset.bandcamp.com/). This shows the initial color choices being made for each painting and then the final finished product. These paintings were made between June 2012 and March 2013.
I have finally completed this painting, Number 431. I started this back in November after completing the three blue paintings (427-430). After getting derailed by Thanksgiving, then Art Basel, then a trip up to New Hampshire for Christmas it is finally done. This is another wall-sized painting – 60″ x 90″ – that’s 5 ft by 7.5 ft. I have 3 more this size planned.
Here are some progress shots:
I was going through some old files and found these photos of my first studio on the second floor at the Bakehouse Arts Complex. These photos were taken June 28th, 2009. After a few months (two I think) I moved down to the first floor.
Blend on Facebook. Full post on the completed painting soon.
This took much longer to complete than I anticipated.
I started on May 5th, 2012 and finished a month later, June 2nd. It is the largest painting I have ever done at 7 1/2 feet tall by 5 feet wide. I have another one planned. I will start on that after we get back from Miami, next week. When I originally painted out all the colors I had only 2 of each color, similar to the color set on 423 but decided the next day that some of the colors needed 3 variations. The final set is 3xPurple, 3xGreen, 3xTurquoise, 2xOrange,2x Grey, 2xBlue. Here are some progress shots:
Here is a sneak peak of what I am working on right now. There will be a full post when it’s completed. Been on a major Prince bender lately, inspired by the Citinite “Minneapolis Special” mix posted over at Wax Poetics. I have been a huge Prince fan since High School and have a fairly large collection of his recordings but this mix has some real gems on it that I had not heard before.
My work was featured on two great sites this week:
I am pleased to say that I am the featured artist this month over at ArtandArtDeadlines.com. Click over to read an interview covering art and one of my favorite subjects: food. Please leave a comment on the blog. At the end of the year the artist with the most comments is named artist of the year.
So I got some new toys:
I have been telling myself to check out refillable paint pens for awhile. I have had not so great luck with the regular kind filled with enamel paint with the pump action nib. I was never happy with the line quality and I found a lot of the colors would bleach out in the sun. But a lot of companies are now making refillable ones that you can fill with whatever you want. I checked out a bunch of different places online and ended up placing an order from ArtPrimo.com who have a great selection of empty markers. About $20 later I had an assortment of pens in 2 different sizes coming to my house. I started by just pouring the regular golden fluid acrylic in the markers. It works enough, but the line quality improved with a few drops of water.
So this happened:
So I am definitely still playing with these. They are capable of a very long stroke, far longer than a brush. I am not totally in love with the line quality but that may get fixed when I get the optimal water to paint ratio figured out. Still playing with it. I think the next will use lighter colors. These are all about 20″ x 30″ done on a heavy paper, 90lb cotton the same as I have been using for the prints. Here is a close up: