Perfect North Slopes II, 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
Every picture is worth a thousand words. The same can be said about a stroke representing large sections of reality. Each stroke in this painting plays a major role in depicting a snowy scene. Step back far enough and you would think you were looking out a window. With a color stick one quarter inch round you get a slightly larger stroke melting it to hot metal. The red represents the leaves of fall still on the trees. The yellow in the clouds reflects the ground in the slight shadow. The whole scene comes to life as a bouquet of color. If one stroke could tell the whole story then one color could tell the whole story. You can count the strokes using nine special colors. The second painting after the severing of Tom’s left leg. Bright look forward with a clear sky and yellow shadows just as the light fades. The second painting, after Tom lost his lower left leg, of the slope.
Finished Saturday, January 24, 2015, 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. Shipping is not free. 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.
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.
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.
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