Bather after Degas, Finished November 1, 2011, 5" x 7" x .125” x 2 oz., Oil pastel melted on Plexiglas. Framed in a Neapolitan style simulated gold leaf over clay over wood with no seam in corners weighing 2 pounds
Traveling to Boston with a paint kit making heavy impressionistic works melting nine quarter inch Sakura oil pastels on heated Plexiglas. Each stroke presenting large parts, medium yellow skin, medium tan flesh shadow; Nantucket red deep flesh; light blue flesh shadow and sky; dark green vegetation, tub, water; dark violet shadow; medium blue shadow; each stroke a triple role, light, form, presence.
Just started melting oil pastels on Plexiglas as a novel way to paint in a hotel room without stinking up the joint. Painted with a palette of nine colors; each color a special value and hue to fill in all the gaps of the color spectrum. Twenty sheets of Plexiglas to scrimshaw while sailing across the North Atlantic but never had the time on board ship. The milky Plexiglas looked like ivory. At first he used a frying pan on a regular kitchen hot plate. Sometimes the pan would become too hot and cause just the stink he was trying to avoid.
Painting with blobs is reality. Composition and time of day establishes the painting. This new manner cannot change the situation. The gross manner lends itself to familiarity. The visceral manner guided by natural illustration makes everyone there. Each stroke takes on more significance. Reality reduced to something a printer would do but when the artist reduces the scene to a few blobs that still have the scene then now that’s painting. Each round edged blob means more. The blob represents the reality of painting in the classical manner. Strike while the iron is hot. Do when ready to paint.
Finished November 1, 2011, 5" x 7" x .125” x 2 oz., Oil pastel on melted on Plexiglas. Framed in a Neapolitan style simulated gold leaf over clay over wood with no seam in corners weighing 2 pounds. Shipped in a box 15" x 12" x 4" weighing 3 pounds. Work can be purchase without the frame shipped in 15" x 12" x 4" box weighing 2 pounds. Packing and shipping fees to be determined. Painting can be picked up in Cincinnati for free or delivered by the artist within a two hundred mile radius for a determined fee.
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