Perfect North Slopes IV, Finished Saturday, January 24, 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
As Tom’s daughter skis he paints the slope that took off his leg. Tom is an arm chair expert in Moby Dick and Herman Melville. He always had this nagging anxiety that someone would suffer a debilitating injury. Little did he know that it would be him? In an instant his leg was severed at the left knee from a crossed ski on a steep slope. He was not going that fast but then the knee is the weakest joint and was bent at in just the right way to sever and damage the knee to the point it was better to replace the knee than repair it. Now Tom walks with a bionic peg leg just like Ahab. The big white took off his leg. Tom does not envision a vendetta against Center Stage at Perfect North Slopes like Ahab’s rant against Moby Dick. In this painting the great white dominates the painting. In the distance you see the snow free forest with the red leaves and ochre grasses. In the foreground a stand of small pine trees lets you know a gully is near. This work is in preparation of the Moby Dick painting, a composition with Moby Dick in his full form completely out of the water coming down on Ahab and his devil crew splintering their whaleboat.
Finished Saturday, January 24, 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. 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 as listed in shipping. 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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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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