Perfect North Slopes I, Lawrenceburg Indiana Cincinnati Ohio Impressionism Oil Painting, Finished Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 8" x 10" x .016” x 2 oz., Oil pastel on melted on shiny duct metal. Framed in a Neapolitan style simulated gold leaf over clay over wood with no seam in corners weighing 2.5 pounds
The first painting after the fall staring up at Center Stage. On the ides of March Tom twisted his left leg half way up that hill. Everything was new. The painting kit now had a gun to heat the metal for the Sakura oil pastels. Finding an outlet was paramount. Now Tom uses a kitchen torch. Still the big wheel of as many colors as possible adding to it every time new crayons are made. The bigger issue was rendering the stark tree line across the snow slope. The first stokes black cloud. You can turn the painting upside down and see more of the landscape.
How many colors does a painting take? Pantone has 325. Tom used about 175 for this painting but only applied 25. The snow with a line of trees across the meadow and a dark shape just above the tree line. The sky is marbled with clouds. Light sky shows through the trees. In the foreground a bush with purple shadow stands alone before a bed of grass barley alive preserved by the snow that was above it. Light pink is in the snow with three shades of gray and two shades of blue one bright light manganese the highest end of the chemical spectrum. The shiny zinc coated duct metal pokes through the canvas and when the light is right add a sparkle effect.
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. Why do anything unless you are ready? The same is true with painting.
Finished Friday, November
28, 2014, 8" x 10" x .016” x 2 oz., Oil pastel on melted
on shiny duct metal. Framed in a Neapolitan style simulated gold leaf
over clay over wood with no seam in corners weighing 2.5 pounds. Can be
shipped in a box 20” x 14” x 4” weighing 3.5 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.
Tom invented this painting technique. Tom melts oil pastels on metal by heating the metal. Once cooled the work will stay in place unless heated to 255 degrees, at 155 degrees you can manipulate the oil pastel without having the oil pastel move towards gravity. Run warm water over to clean, do not rub or brush, let dry and replace in frame. Do not touch the surface. The work should last for hundreds if not thousands of years if undisturbed not heated above 175 F and lit by indirect light.
All information believed
correct but cannot be guaranteed.