Month: June 2015

“Visual Art Exchange” JULY Gallery Showing

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Sir Walter Raleigh in the 21st Century

Sir Walter Raleigh in the 21st Century

"Deep Six Danger"

“Deep Six Danger”

FRANKY artwork on display in JULY.  The Visual Art Exchange (VAE) in Raleigh is hosting an exhibit called “Werd”: where artist “should consider text or words in some way” with their creations.  Perfect venue for the public debut of “Sir Walter Raleigh in the 21st Century” and “Deep Six Danger”.  Plenty of 3D Glasses will be available for you to take home.  Opening night: Friday, July 3rd. 6-10pm.  SPECIAL BONUS:  it’s a FIRST FRIDAY event night, so there will be many of Raleigh’s other galleries open to the public at that time.  Great chance to see: VAE, the CAM (Contemporary Art Museum), Artspace and many more.  The VAE show runs from July 3rd – July 30th.  For directions, hours and other info, here’s the link:  VISUAL ART EXCHANGE, RALEIGH, NC.

 

FRANKY

Sir Walter Raleigh in the 21st Century…complete!

Sir Walter Raleigh in the 21st Century

Sir Walter Raleigh in the 21st Century

Nice to get the latest 3D resin painting done: Sir Walter Raleigh in the 21st Century.  I’ve changed a few of my painting strategies and techniques on this one.  It was a lot to learn and experiment with:  creating the mold and release for the resin, the different paints and brushes to the different colors of enamels.  I’ve come to realize that the more details I place in…the bigger the piece should be!  Painting with toothpicks was an good try…need to find a use for that.  The most interesting part (about the process) was the complete removal of the canvass itself. No canvass in this one.  It’s really thick too (about 2″ of resin) so it’s real heavy.  I’d guess about 40lbs.  I tried to have larger distances between color planes to have an increased “side to side” motion effect, which seems to work. There is a “painting season” for me.  March was too cold to pour resin and the proper temperature should be above 78 degrees.  April to October seem to be the right window. The piece actually rests one inch off the wall on 3 resin cast “blocks”.  It’s been a success on all levels and I’m encouraged that this artwork “test” was a complete success!

 

Coming soon to an art gallery…near me 😉  and maybe in the future, to a wall in your home!

FRANKY