Saturday, July 12, 2014

07-11-2014 (Throne 1)

Visions of more paintings haunt me while I visit with my newest painting, a 48X36 inch painting I refer to as Throne 1. Being that I have been painting in the Elks Lodge in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, I have been influenced by the studio itself and the history that has taken place in that room.

While viewing this particular new painting. I keep having visions of more and more paintings.

The above is a particularly large image, put here specifically so you the online viewer can right click, view image, and see it incredibly closely as it lies on the floor.

Thanks for taking the time to view these images. If you can please do donate to the cause of my first art residency in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

07-05-2014 (Exalted Ruler)

First painting made in the Elks Lodge Studio here in Tamaqua Pennsylvania. I have titled it as I usually do, which is to have it be the date that I finished it. But because this painting has a significance for me, being that this is my first art residency, and I am painting in an Elks Lodge. I have decided to give it the subtitle of Exalted Ruler. It now sits in the studio where the Exalted Ruler would sit. And will do so until my time at this residency has come to a conclusion.

72" X 52" Acrylic Paint on Acrylic Yarn on Painted Wooden Chassis.

As you would see it in the studio, where the Exalted Ruler's throne would be.

I have included this image ^^ to allow you to right click on and be able to open up in a much larger viewing area. Giving you access to much more detail.

This was taken before I put it back on the wall. You can see the underside detail better in this image.

Right side detail.

Left side detail.

I always like to include side perspectives of my paintings in reproduction. This time I get to show off the painting in a much more open area.

And onto the next painting.

Please do help keep this residency going for me by contributing to my indiegogo campaign.


Monday, July 7, 2014

Tamaqua AIR Week Three

First week of being the first Tamaqua, PA AIR was quite a trying one. Mostly because of the weather and all the steps in the building of my studio. Being in an Elks Lodge, it's quite a large building. I still have yet to measure the size of the studio, but you can see from the photos, it's quite large. I'm able to work on large paintings, but right now don't have the funding to be able to make those paintings. If you enjoy these posts and would like to support initiatives like this for culture, please do so through my indiegogo campaign, all the funds will be going to me whether or not the campaign reaches it's full amount.

Here's the pics from the first few days of getting things straightened out.

Painting to the left is 4X3ft, right side is 72X52in.

My Palette for this journey, I'm already down quite a bit from miscalculations on the amount of pigments I would need to make my large amounts of texture. This is one thing your contribution will go toward helping with.

I found some tables that really helped in getting the chassis' painted.

Time to get serious.

I began the second week by starting on the wrapping of the two chassis' that I had available to work on.

The wrapping of this particular stretcher took me two separate times in the studio. Too hot on one end and all that walking in a circle made me dizzy. Also mentioning that the Yarn makes me hot from just working with it.

Time to wrap the chassis' in the acrylic yarn that has become my new substrate. It's quite an interesting material to work with. Allowing the colors to give such new dimension to the paintings. Dimension that had never been seen before in my paintings and I am looking to develop further.

Here you can get a view you'll never see in a gallery or museum, from the back, you really see how the texture wraps around and into the acrylic yarn. In the second photo you can even see the middle cross brace where the back of it is not painted but the side is still DNA Orange from Guerra Paint.

Me and the first TAIR painting in the Elks Lodge Studio.
"07-05-2014 (Exalted Ruler)" 72x52"
Acrylic on Acrylic Yarn on Chassis.

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