housepaint on paper
4 ft x 3 ft
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
|4' x 3.5'|
house paint on butcher's paper
You can see the wrinkles on the paper from painting on really thin paper. It creates an interesting texture. Wheatpaste does a marvelous thing to this paper, these paintings. It smooths them out and allows them to fuse with whatever surface they are being bonded with.
I'd like to reproduce these paintings, so that I can make them available for people to own, not just as public art in the commons, but in their houses or yurts. Making stencils of each one is one option, but then I loose the wonderful blending and continuous tones in the piece. Stencils are definitely a different type of mark making, which has it's own value. Offset printing would be amazeballs, but super expensive, also I need a really high quality photo of the painting after it's wheatpasted (smoother)
If anyone reading this has any feedback or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at artist.proof at gmail.com. If you are a professional photographer and would like to do a trade of art for high res photos of my work, EMAIL ME! Direct commission inquiries to this email as well. If you are interested in having me paint a mural on your building, in your house or on your forehead, please do let me know!
Posted by Lmnopie at 8:40 AM
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
|From a photo taken by Lewis Hines of Young Doffers in a Cotton Mill in Fayetteville, Tenn in 1910|
I've been making large paintings on paper this month. It's very enjoyable, however, I can't edition these unless I make stencils, which I could do, only I am finding the process of stencil cutting no longer that enjoyable. Hell, it was never really enjoyable for me, only the finished product was satisfying. Now, switching back to the paintbrush from the xacto knife, what a relief! What a joy!
These are painted with house paint on thin non archival brown paper. Perfect for wheatpasting. However, I feel somewhat attached to these and putting them out on the street, while, is one of the goals when making work on paper, runs a very high probability that they will get defaced or destroyed rapidly.
Taggers seem to get great joy from tagging right over the faces I paint, kind of like dogs pissing on walls.
Posted by Lmnopie at 6:54 AM