Lohre Fine Art
Free Signed Original Art
Free Painted Labels on Bottles
Greenwich Village A Primo Guide To Shopping Eating and
Merry In True Bohemia by Saint Martins Press, Released May 5th
1995, 27 paintings by the artist adorn the pages, Tom’s good friends
and neighbors wrote the book. Below are some of the 29 illustrations.
Below are some of the 29 illustrations.
Free Paintings Done by a Robot
For 18 years, Tom worked on making a painting machine that fed an images' information to a robot. The big problem was discovering affordable software and hardware. Lego supplied this in 2003. One of the big problems was developing an application method that was elegant and beautiful, achieved by mixing special colors using heated oil pastels and pouring the hot wax into a brass sleeve creating a new crayon. The color, applied to the canvas by heating it with an oven stone. Tom would carry one hot stone up from the kitchen to the third floor studio after another until done. These first works are very fragile and simple. The sweeping motion and coverage stepping was preprogrammed into a Lego RCX brick and the whole machine was run my pressing buttons.
The 2004 robot painted with a pigmented wax stick on a canvas heated by a hot plate. It created the most beautiful surface. The fact that you could create any color wax stick you want was very important when creating with something this rough. Tom wanted the 2004 robot to be able to work from an image in the computer but the learning curve was too steep because of the programing language, LabVIEW or RoboLABas it is called when using Lego sensors and motors.
Click to see all the painting machines.
to see all the art made with machines.
Click to see all the art made with machines.
4. Landscape I, 10” x 8”, Oil on canvas, 040129.jpg
If you enjoy traveling vicariously through another's sketch book then these drawings are for you. Nantucket, New York City, East Hampton, Kentucky Derby and nude sketch class are covered. The poignant drawings have a timeless manner in their quick decisive appeal.
These drawings were done in 1988 while Tom was in Nantucket and New York City. Tom spent his summer in Nantucket painting and did not return to his apartment in New York City until late October. Tom had a habit of carrying his sketch book around and sketching from his third year of college. The sketching has tapered off now and his style has changed to very quick works without eraser filling a sketch book every two years where he used to fill two or three a year in 1988. He also takes out the sketches from time to time to keep them from getting smudged or damaged.
Some of the highlights of the series include excellent drawings of the "Life Cafe" in New York City's East Village, Caberet Singer John Wallowitch, 80's New York City videotographer Nelson Sullivan, Murray's Cheese Shop in New York City's Greenwich Village, The Fountain and a old fireplace in Nantucket and Three Mile Harbor on Long Island. Also included is a funny series of drawings of a beautiful woman and a dirty old man in Nantucket.
Suzanne Doing Her Laundry
Sandy with Pretty Woman, Sheridan
Square, Greenwich Village, New York City Pick
Halloween Party VII
Halloween Party V
Halloween Party VI
pencil on paper, 11" x 14", 1988
Sketched from life during a party in Nantucket
Halloween Party III
New York City Taxi Driver
Caffe Reggio Pick
Caffe Reggio http://www.cafereggio.com
Suzie in the Bathroom Pick
Suzanne Culling Scallops in Her
Mt. Adams II
The above 5, 16" x 20", oil on paper, artwork was done by John Rouse while visitng Cincinnati. John is an out door artist, retired, who works everyday in the field. We have been pen pals since 2003.
The Story http://tomlohre.com/rouse.htm
They exchanged numbers and in the following year Tom visited John in his hometown of Portsmouth, England. Even though it was in January we painted outdoors every day. I completed four canvases to his eight.
The fascinating thing about John is his incredible focus on creating art in the vein of the old masters. He is constantly referring to quotes from the old masters starting with the impressionists and going back to the renaissance painters.
John's manner is closely aligned with the impressionists. He typically goes out in the field and paints a canvas in quick strokes never pondering on the subject. Once in the studio he sometimes wipes out the canvas since it failed to pass muster. John also paints self portraits and works from a model in the same quick "all at once" manner.
Tom posted at auction his paintings from his last visit to Cincinnati. I had a reception at my home in Clifton for John on Thursday April 29th, 2004 from 4:30 to 7:30PM to show his work.
Free Yard Signs
28" x 22", waterproof, gloss latex on poster board, painted on one side, sandwiched with a same size backing board for placing over wire frame for sticking in yard. Originally painted for the 2009 election.
See all the protest signs: http://tomlohre.com/protest.htm
Free SummerFair Poster
Four color, 16" x 27", printed on heavy paper
Created for the annual SummerFair Poster Contest. It did not win but you can have it for free!
Free Hand Printed Ball Caps
adjustable, black hat,
Done as a novel way to hand print images. Tom learned to silk screen in high school, producing dance and theatre posters. In college he worked for a local screen printing company, Kinduell Screen Printing, and was given artistic privileges to use their equipment to print limited edition prints.
These caps were made my separating the front image and outputting the three colors to be printed onto clear acetate from a laser printer. The plates were used to print on the blank hat fronts and later they were assembled at the hat factory.
Click on image to see larger view of cap front
Click here to see Covington Landing the painting
French Still Life, 15" x 20", Oil on canvas, 1979
Standard Simulated Gold Leaf Neapolitan Style Frame Available for Your Selection
Handmade Museum Style Plaque $60