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With the introduction of 360° images Tom creates art to be viewed with 3D goggles and 360° viewers. The final piece is attractive as a 2D image appearing like a fish eye view. 360° images are the future, everyone will wear virtual glasses. Paintings become a new experience in 360°. The next 360° paintings by Tom Lohre will be large 30” x 40” figurative in the traditional manner. Tom started 360° works when he discovered the feature on his smart phone. The Mandela type image intrigued him and he realized he could paint such works by squeezing the image needed for the 360° into the size needed for the canvas. In this work the round image created by the 360°Fly video camera is distorted into a 20 x 24 image projected onto the drawing paper then refined. The first three works were impressionist landscapes so abstract you could barely discern the sky from the land. Tom realized detail had to be in the forefront if such works would be recognizable. The natural direction for the next work would be a figurative piece. By a stroke of good luck, Tom gathered together a group of girls, daughters of friends, at Clifton Meadows, the neighborhood private pool, to pose in a circle around the 360°Fly video camera. Extracting images from the video he composed the layout of the drawing. He removed the pool chairs and place the women on the grass in Devou Park telling the story while exploring the park for subject matter for the FreshArt he came across 11 women bathing in a little known pond in the park.
Bathers, 20" x 24", Pencil on paper, for Devou Park Berhinger Crawford Museum's 2017 FreshArt
Crossroads of Ludlow and Clifton 360°, 16" x 12" Oil pastels melted on metal, auctioned off at the 2019 Berhinger Crawford Museum FreshArt Silent Auction
Also shown at the 2017 Clifton Cultural Art Center Golden Ticket Juried Show.
Looking at the 2D painting image of the 360°, start on the left side, you
see Jefferson Avenue looking east, then the fountain composed of a two small
strokes in a field of dark purple, next the street signs on a pole, then you
look up Clifton Avenue, then the firehouse and westward down Ludlow Avenue.
Move right and you pass Clifton Avenue looking north then see the two tall four
story buildings that are Skyline and J Gumbo’s. 360° images are formatted
2:1, width is twice the height. The image was squeezed for the 16” x 12”
painting. The painting image was resized to 2:1 and uploaded into online viewers.
Looking at this painting using the 360° viewer link above, look up and move around until you see the road signs for orientation. Then look down a little to the right and you are looking westward down Ludlow Avenue. Move right and you pass Clifton Avenue looking north then see the two tall four story buildings that are Skyline and J Gumbo’s. Moving further right you look up Jefferson Avenue and then the fountain composed of a two small strokes in a field of dark purple.
Though this painting is small and the consequence is abstraction, a larger canvas would allow better immersion into the 360° effect.
This painting uses a special technique of melting nine special oil pastel colors. Each color plays a major roles in creating atmosphere and form. Though the surface looks like an impasto impressionistic oil painting melting the oil pastels makes the execution clean, simple and once cooled, dry to touch. Tom invented the technique for a Lego painting machine he made. The manner appealed so much to Tom because he could travel with it and create paintings that looked like oil but without the messiness and drying time. The painting machine could only handle eight colors. Tom experimented in many variations of eight colors and in time distilled all colors into these nine. The manner is uniquely Tom’s.
Though in its infancy, 360° images will take over. Like the old days where you had to set parameters to get the computer to work, displaying a 360° is a real challenge. In the future, everyone will wear virtual glasses, part of your phone.
Devou Park Shelter House II 360°, 10" x 8", Oil pastel melted on board, auctioned off at the 2016 Berhinger Crawford Museum FreshArt
Devou Park Shelter House 360°, 16" x 12" oil on board, auctioned off at the 2015 Berhinger Crawford Museum FreshArt
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