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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