Month: July 2017

Durham Herald-Sun on “Charging Durham”

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(Close-Up – center panel / “Charging Durham” – Durham Herald-Sun – Cliff Bellamy)

Thanks to Cliff Bellamy for placing his article and video on the Durham Herald-Sun web site.  You can hear a very brief description of the addition of the old city map and steps to making this “digial sketch” into a full resin painting.  Here are the links:

The Article:

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article161563553.html

The Video:

http://www.heraldsun.com/entertainment/article161419588.html

and the same video should appear below.

3D Prints…Looking good!

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I received a couple of e-mails from collectors that purchased prints at the Raleigh Comicon, this spring.  Audrey Cross has “The Treasure Map” beautifully matted and used a blue frame (nice choice!)

Steve Griess also purchased “The Avengers” and has both framed for his guests to enjoy in 3D!

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Thanks so much for visiting my booth at the Comicon and purchasing prints!  Durham Comicon will have 2-3 new artworks for you to view.  Head over to my Twitter page for a sneak preview of my latest painting in progress!

https://twitter.com/search?q=Franky%203D%20Paint&src=typd&lang=en

Installation complete!

 

“Charging Durham” Installation 7-14-17

 

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FastSigns of Cary did a great job installing “Charging Durham“.  (You could say they did it, well…FAST…too cliché.) They were very professional and the printing and placement of the work was worth the time and effort on my part (making those panels fit together using Photoshop).  Thanks to Michael Ray and his team for placing those babies up nicely!  You can see in the bottom right corner of the photo above next to the Durham City Hall, the alcoves are across the street (with the red and white awning).

Cliff Bellamy, from the Durham Herald-Sun, stopped by.  He’s already written about artwork building up all over town.  We talked more about my process and how this digital print is half way to a resin painting (although I don’t know how much it would cost or how heavy this one would be to complete.  If anyone is interested in the endeavor, let me know!)  He said that he was creating another posting for the Herald-Sun, which I will link to in a future posting here.

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It’s great to see the artwork up close.  The details really came through on the printing process.  As always, the images can be viewed with the 3D Chromadepth glasses (on line or in-person).  You’ll be able to get a pair of glasses from the front desk of city hall (directly across from the artwork).

Brian Smith (From the Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development) was also instrumental in completing the project. Without his efforts, this would not have happened at all.  Thank, Brian!  He’s a busy guy, adding to the cultural aspects of a city with its sights on the future!  We’re hoping to continue our collaboration with a little help from Google on a project about historical “Black Wall Street”…(Shhh…we’re still working on that one!  More to follow!)

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Finally, I have to thank my family:  Jill (for all the hours of letting me photoshop this artwork as well as ALL the others), Grant (for being my Social Media Manager / Photographer) and Lia (for being a GREAT cheerleader and positive force in our lives!)

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So, take a trip to the “Bull City” and stop by City Hall for a look at “Charging Durham“.  3D Chromadepth glasses will be available by the revolving door and at the front desk.  And if you can’t find a pair, e-mail me!  I’ll be back in NOVEMBER to showcase NEW 3D resin paintings at the NC Comicon in the DURHAM CONVENTION CENTER (Nov. 10th, 11th and12th)!

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“Charging Durham”

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I’ve been keeping this “Top Secret” for several months…Friday, my LARGEST artwork to date will be installed:  “Charging Durham”.   I’ve been working with Brian Smith in Durham since around May, coordinating and finalizing the placement of this huge endeavor.  The artwork will be on display at DURHAM CITY HALL and yes, it is 3D!  It is a digital sketch printed on vinyl and placed on metal.  10′ x 27’….and all done on my Mac computer!  The file was HUGE and it took a lot to rework and resize the file to get the print correct.  More stories to come…

I’ve place the image on FINE ART AMERICA and Instagram.  If you would like a signed print and 3D glasses, contact me!

You can see the alcoves (where the artwork will reside for the next year) in a video and read the article about public art written by Cliff Bellamy in The Durham Herald Sun.

New public art in Durham coming to a corner near you?

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article160722269.html

Stay Tuned…

“The Bat and the Cat”

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I just completed my first “DC” Comics’ themed painting: “The Bat and the Cat”  Did a lot of rummaging through images to find the ones for this artwork.  It was fun to add int the “Comic Code Authority” symbol (bottom left corner).  Do they still have that on comics anymore…hmmm?  Definitely not at .20¢ !

I’ll be showing this one (and others) at the Durham Comicon this November.  Still working on another DC themed one as well as a follow up to “The Treasure Map”…STAY TUNED!

Josephine’s Demon

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Film Poster: Josephine’s Demon

Just as the poster says…”Swimming, Bullies, Campfires and the Undead… Are you ready for summer?”  This was a promotional poster I created for an Indy film produced by my good friend, Stephen Bohnet and “Josephine’s Films.  He and his daughter, Rowan, came up with this fun script and put together a GREAT FILM that you can view FOR FREE!  This “Horror – Comedy” is like a mash-up; it’s “The Goonies” meets “The Grudge”…meant for kids (7-12) and adults too!  Click on this link the youtube film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw_adwCw6N0

Or

Check out the page on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/JosephinesDemon/