"There are days when the mere act of seeing feels like pure joy" Robert Doisneau

Friday, December 8, 2017

ALA CARAVAGGIO

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I wanted to get another tabletop under my belt before the holidays because starting next week there will be too many things to do before families and friends show up.

I wanted a Renaissance look ala Caravaggio. This took about four hours of work. And that's not including the fact that I painted the backdrop and the bowl a couple of weeks ago.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A LOOK AROUND THE STUDIO




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Fun stuff around Warren's studio.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A TRUE ARTIST FOR SURE

Warren Cullar is one heck of an artist. I had the opportunity to photograph this special guy last year. Here is one of the portraits.


At the time, Warren was pretty busy and so was I - we spent about a half hour together before we had to go on to other things. We said we would meet again, this time in his studio. I really wanted to see him at his work. I am really interested in the creative process and find it both fascinating and mysterious.

This morning I had a wonderful time spending almost four hours watching Warren perform some pretty amazing stuff. Here is what I saw.

 Warren prepping paint.

Using a torch preps the metal to receive the paint and acquire a strong bond.

Warren actually blows the paint onto the hot metal basically breathing life into his art.

 Parts not receiving paint are covered in foil.

Cutting some foil.

A final go over with very fine sandpaper.


The view from the studio isn't so bad either.
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I am very appreciative of Warren's time. We had some good conversation, too. A huge "thank you" to Mr. Cullar. I'm jazzed!

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

BACKYARD LEAVES

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The viney creepy leaves on the backyard fence are showing signs of fall.

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LAND AND SCAPE


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"We take "land" to constitute the surface of the world, while "landscape" is something apart. Landscape is the effect of that surface upon us."  Nigel Spivey

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Thursday, November 23, 2017