So I am working on a new page for the website that will house all of my LGP's. I.E. Little Gilded Prints. They will be prints of my art that I put onto a canvas. The buck wont stop there. I will then draw and collage gold leaf onto the canvas.
This will be a nice way of promoting the original paintings, and I will have something to take to art fairs other than my college art from 7 years ago. My goal is to have about 8 of these little guys by January on their page.
Tomorrow I drop off Consumption at Blackline Studio and ship Novo Hydrographica LGP 1 to Miami. I have been varnishing it this week and got a little behind schedule when my son touched it in several places to see if the gloss varnish was still wet. Yes. Yes, it was.
Back to Nike.
It was accepted by D|A|C for their art show at Art Basel Miami. Woo hoo!
In other good news, a tiny iteration of Consumption was accepted into a show at Blackline Studio in Fountain Square. It will be on display there in December. I'll share the event info when I get it.
Well, not much else. I'm still waiting to hear back about a large scale installation proposal... It's so good! And so much work! I will be 40% more disappointed than relieved if I don't get it.
Consumption, 30 x 46 inches, Mixed Media, 2018
And, Nike progresses.
I have been wondering what to make that was water related to submit to a Design Art Concepts art call for Miami Art Basel. Well, I just finished an awesome water themed painting that took an entire year (with a few interruptions- like Speedway, 1909) BUT it was too large... hmmm... what to do...
I decided to make a miniature recreation of Nova Hydrographica with some collaging techniques. I took a photo of my painting, flipped it in Photoshop and resized it to be a cropped version at 10 inches by 10 inches. I built a little canvas and did an acrylic transfer of the flipped image with clear gesso. After it completely dried, I carefully removed the paper by getting it wet and rolling it away. The ink from the print stays on the gesso, but gets a little fuzzy from the process. Next, I spray fixed it twice, then using some microns I started drawing on the image to clarify some of the details that were lost in the process. The icing on this little cake is gold leaf. I have been playing with it lately, on Nike, and on a ceramic fortune cookie that I got from @pegalito at the Faculty show at the Indianapolis Art Center in September.
I don't know if this nugget will be accepted into the D|A|C show, but I am having fun making it!
The Indy City Market was super fun yesterday. Monica Holden, a great ceramic artist, came out and hocked some art with me. I essentially gave away some of my college stuff it was so inexpensive, but I am happy to know they are in new homes where they might get seen. The art had been living in storage in my studio. I forgot to feed the meter though, so I lost $20. Overall I made $16 and 2 beers, not too shabby. It's a huge improvement over my $0 made last time...
I'm not a salesman, what can I say?
In other news, I have an opportunity to show something In Miami Art Basel, so I might have to set aside working on Nike to work on a new tiny painting of water... we shall see.