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Window Box Gallery located East side of Clifton Market on Ludlow
Tom Lohre's show of art in the Clifton Market Window Box Gallery has closed
but you can still see the work and prices on this web site.
Tom's newest paintings will be in the window box in the vestibule of Semesters, 313 Ludlow Avenue, a frat and sorority merchandise shop. They lost the key and since it was right next door to the Clifton Market Window Box, Tom asked if he could show his work in their window box if he got it working, and they said yes.
Works in Show
Tyler Davidson Fountain ILVII, 2014, 8" x 10" x .016” x 2 oz., Shown, Oil pastel, Blob
Esquire Theater VII, 8" x 10", Oil pastel melted on spray painted white metal, March 28, 2017
Esquire Theater VI, 10" x 8", Oil pastel melted on spray painted white metal, March 20, 2017
Holidays on Ludlow VI, 16" X 12", March 10, 2017, Clifton, Shown, Oil pastel, Blob
The horses and carriage with the Esquire Theater. The work started from life, finished in the studio. This work is oil pastels melted on scrapped smooth gessoed board. The heat gun came in handy to warm yourself. Tom had to extrapolate the snow. The next version will be a nine color blob painting. This version used the full complement of 1/8" custom oil pastel colors.
Perfect North Ski Resort VII, Shown, Oil pastel on metal, Blob, 8" x 10", January 29, 2017
Fiona III, 8" x 10", Shown, Oil pastel, Blob, Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Painted from sketch from Third Crossing. Tom used the nine color palette to simulated full color. All the parts of the painting are rendered in nine colors. The colors co-mingle with each other not always playing the hue of the part but the transition of light to dark.
Commission your own blob painting. Provide a drawing or image to transform it into a nine color blob painting like above.
Sketch from Third Crossing, 24 February, Mostly Cloudy, Wind NE 10-15 kts, Waves NW 5’, Fetch 750’, used for painting above
Ocean Explorer, 16" x 12", Oil pastel on board, Thursday, November 26, 2015
Zurich II, 6" x 4", Shown, Oil pastel, Blob, melting 1/8" crayons on gessoed board
Twilight Tree Line, 24" x 18", Glow, Oil pastel on metal, April 10. 2016, twilight view
Perfect North VI, Shown, Oil pastel, 1/8" crayons, 20" x 16", Sunday, January 25, 2016
42' Yacht Fiona Crossing Bay of Biscay, 16" x 12",
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Tom was staying at the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel for a wedding and could not help but look for a place to paint. He needed an outlet since he was melting oil on pastel melted on board with a heat gun so off he set out with his rig looking for a view with outlet. Walking northeast to Harris Teeter Market on E Bay Street then further northeast to Concord Street. Fleet Landing Restaurant, across from the Customs House, looked promising but no outlet. Further south on Concord the City Gallery had many outlets, none working. The park offered good compositions. Then progressing further south on Concord Tom struck the mother lode, The Carolina Yacht Club had an outlet at the base of its flag pole with seating and fantastic view. Tom spent the rest of the afternoon painting into the evening as the moon came up. The club rents itself out and a law or brokerage firm was enjoying a holiday party with lite beer and shucked oysters. Tom watch the catering team set up and the partiers arrive. He could not believe no one commented on his painting then realizing they were not sailors. As such as he tried to mingle and talk with the group he could not get an invite to have a beer and oyster.
Tom had been following the Fiona, the sailboat he crossed the North Atlantic in, in June of 2015.
From the story
Reefing and Unreefing
By late on Nov. 14, we had reached 49° 04’ N, 07° 17’ W and I judged we could lay a direct course for Cape Finisterre without getting into the maw of Biscay. The next day we sailed on starboard tack, reefing and un-reefing as the wind varied between 22 knots and 35 knots, with gusts to 40. At 0230 on Nov. 16, I decided to shake out a reef in the mainsail; the cleats for the slab reefing lines are all on the port side of the boom, so this job is best done on port tack. The sea state was far too rough to tack without an assist from the engine, which was still defunct, so we had to gybe. After a quick briefing Gus handled the jib sheets, Steve took the main sheet and I stood at the wheel. With a yell of “Gybe-Oh” I put the wheel over. The sails shivered and with an unnerving crash the boom went over — the main sheet was not hardened up as much as it should have been and Steve collapsed onto the cockpit grating, holding his hands to his face. In the light of my flashlight I saw blood oozing between his fingers; the loose sheet had caught him across his face, knocking out a tooth.
Fiona Crossing Bay of Biscay, 16" x 12", Shown, Oil pastel, Saturday, November 28, 2015
Jesus II, derived from the ancient Chinese study of face reading, April 2015, 12" x 16", Oil pastel
Fountain Square LXXI,
12" x 16", Tuesday, Janaury 20, 2015
Tom started working with glow in the dark colors while developing his Lego painting machine in 2003. The addition of new colors stymied Tom till 2015 when he was willing to advance the process dovetailing it with his March 2015 Show.
There are two aspects of glow in the dark. Some of the colors can be seen and other colors are colored with an approximation of the glow color. For now, Tom will be using the glow colors for skies and reflection of the sky on the water. Tom developed an applicator to facilitate thicker glow color for the daylight version to show an opaque surface.
Irene IV, 8" x 10", Shown, Oil pastel, Blob portrait, Friday, March 6, 2015
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Fountain Square LXIX, Shown, Oil pastel, Blob, 18" x 36", Saturday, January 3, 2015
Dolphin Boy II, Acrylic on canvas, Shown, Blob, 30" x 40", December 4, 2014
The Tyler Davidson fountain has been painted by Tom many times. The first paintings were done in the winter from the second floor of the Westin Hotel. Earlier Tom painted a woman’s portrait with one of the corner statues in the foreground. This painting is the state of the art Tom’s series. The statue plays a dual role of colorful bouquet of color and abstract image of a popular motif in Cincinnati. The nine colors were refined over years. Each color plays a special role and has a deep effect on the artist. Tom feels that these nine colors can take the viewer where he wants to take them with as little extra as possible. These colors were specially mixed at the paint store and have been used almost exclusively. Every time Tom tries to revise or adapt the series it never hits the mark as these colors do. By expanding the color blob sizes you can abstract the work until it plays against knowing and enjoying.
Mount Adams XII, Acrylic on canvas, Shown, Blob, 48" x 30", December 1, 2014
Emily West Morgan, Yellow Rose of Texas, 10" x 8", Shown, Oil pastel, Blob portrait, May 2, 2013
Candy Darling, 5” x 7”,
While visiting NYC, Tom sat in on a coffee cup lecture at La Mama Theater in the East Village, reminiscing with friends about the Warhol Era. He received an archive print of Candy producing the work from the black and white image.
Candy Darling (November 24, 1944 – March 21, 1974) was an American transgender actor, best known as a Warhol Superstar. She starred in Andy Warhol's films Flesh (1968) and Women in Revolt (1971), and was a muse of the protopunk band The Velvet Underground.
Arabian Horse, Finished June 4, 2012, 5" x 7" x .125” x 2 oz., Shown, Oil pastel, Blob
Sitwell Girl II, 8" x 10", Oil on canvas, spring 2006, Clifton, Shown
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Holidays on Ludlow IV, $500, 36" x 24", October 13, 2015, Clifton, Shown, Oil pastel, Blob
Holidays on Ludlow III, Clifton,
x 18", Finished September 17, 2015
Oil pastel on melted on metal, framed in a French style simulated gold leaf over clay over wood with no seam in corners.
Tom’s interest in this painting was to advance his nighttime painting skills. The first painting was started from life across the street from Graeter’s Ice Cream when the horse drawn carriage was taking Cliftonites on rides during Holidays on a Ludlow, merchants open their doors in the evening with Santa arriving by firetruck to Clifton Plaza. It was a cold night with light rain and the heat gun came in handy. Tom is perfecting the colors. In the beginning nine colors where used. Now seventeen colors are used then associate colors are added. By using just seventeen colors you create a forced atmosphere using the color combinations to drive the atmosphere. Atmosphere is everything in a great painting. Without atmosphere the scene is common place. Atmosphere can be created in any time or light using simple color combinations. On the right center is the lighted marquee of the Esquire Theater. Many such paintings have been done and the breakthrough in this work is its hair line stance on abstraction and reality with the atmosphere taking center stage. In the future he hopes to move the color scheme to gray. Gray being the more emotional color.
Holidays on Ludlow II, 18" X 24", September 8, 2015, Clifton, Shown, Oil pastel, Blob
Tom's interest in this painting was to advance his nighttime painting skills. The first painting was started from life across the street from Graeter’s Ice Cream when the horse drawn carriage was taking Cliftonites on rides during Holidays on a Ludlow, merchants open their doors in the evening with Santa arriving by firetruck to Clifton Plaza. Tom is perfecting the colors simplifying the original colors to twenty. You can see the lighted reindeer on the top of the Graeter’s building. In the center is the lighted marquee of the Esquire Theater. On the right is the traditional florescent lite vacuum plastic sign of Lentz & Company, a retro furnishings store.
Clifton Market and Esquire Theater on Ludlow Avenue, 12" X 16", September 9, 2015, Clifton, Shown, Oil pastel, Blob
The main elements are the Esquire Theater on the left with a gaslight in front of it with a locust tree. The street winds up the hill towards Forest Avenue. On the right is Clifton Market, a co-op grocery store that replaced Keller’s IGA. On top of the market is the fire house lookout cupola on top of the firehouse which is behind Clifton Market. Tom feels that he needs to make these works larger since the stroke size is too large for this size work. Twenty-four by twenty will be the next size and more colors will be introduced. Although Tom enjoys using only nine colors these nine colors are too much of a stretch for the average viewer. He wants to effect a true emotional atmosphere. This work was started on location, creating the composition first and then molding the objects in the painting to the composition. Tom feels the canvas size must determine the composition. The elements were distorted to fit into the composition. The light is morning.
Clifton Fountain and Firehouse on Ludlow Avenue, 12" X 16", July 17, 2015, Clifton, Shown, Oil pastel, Blob
Tom interest in this painting is to advance his atmospheric studies. He feels a successful painting needs to have a deliberate atmosphere. Using the evening or morning light helps create atmosphere but the atmosphere in a successful painting eclipses this simple use of natural light. For years Tom painted in daylight using the light he saw in from of him without really working with the emotional atmosphere that could have been developed. This work was started on location, creating the composition first and then molding the objects in the painting to the composition. The main elements are the Clifton Fountain on the left in front of the Firehouse building with its fire lookout box on top of the building. In the center is the single perspective view down Ludlow. The light is twilight.
Queen City Great American Building at Night I, Oil pastel, Blob, Clifton, Shown, 8" x 10", February 8, 2015
Perfect North Slopes IV, January 24, 2015, 8" x 10" x .016” x 2 oz., Shown, Oil pastel, Blob
Perfect North Slopes III, January 15, 2015, 8" x 10" x .016” x 2 oz., Shown, Oil pastel, Blob
Superior Honda Landscape, Shown, Oil pastel, Blob, 10" x 8", January 4, 2015
Perfect North Slopes II, January 2, 2015, 8" x 10", Shown, Oil pastel, Blob
Esquire Theater III, Ludlow Avenue, 24" x 18", Clifton, Shown, Oil pastel, December 4, 2014
Empire State Building III, March 30, 2012, 5" x 7" x .125” x 2 oz., Shown, Oil pastel, Blob
Empire State Building II, March 28, 2012, 5" x 7" x .125” x 2 oz., Shown, Oil pastel, Blob
Empire State Building I, March 26, 2012, 5" x 7" x .125” x 2 oz., Shown, Oil pastel, Blob
Telford II, 16" x 12", oil on canvas, winter 2006, Clifton, Shown
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