200: Complete (mostly)

This one is similar to 641 and 407, but unfortunately the numbers themselves are impossible to see straight on… …but they’re there: When I get back from the summer abroad, I may go back and make some adjustments to bring that out–maybe paint the number in a slightly “off” color or something, then go over it again in the matte finish. Love the texture in this one, though. Very happy with that! Share this…TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailGoogle+

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200: in progress

Last night I did the texture; today I did the color. I think it’s clear by now that these are done with latex house paint. Today I had the yellow paint mixed and they could only do a semi-gloss because of the pigments–so when I add the numbers in a matte finish, I’ll also gloss-ify the rest of the color field. Hoping to do one more of these before I leave for London on Thursday, but who knows… I really enjoy these paintings. The paint is mixed directly on the canvas, and the more of this I do the more[…]

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0580184507: coming along…

I want to finish this before I leave the country next. We’ll see if that happens, but I do like the way it’s coming along. This series has been interesting and has really made me think more about the textures that go with my numbers. This one is muuuuuch bumpier–almost pebbly–than the last one, 0350200450. Share this…TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailGoogle+

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0350200450: Complete

Numbers cut out and affixed…the third one in this series will be in the works before too long, though my travel schedule has a way of getting in the way of that since these paintings take a lot of time. It’s amazing how putting the numbers on gives me such a tremendous “AHHHHHH” feeling, like everything matches and all is right with the world. Hurray! Share this…TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailGoogle+

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407: Complete

With the addition of the numbers (again, painted just in a matte finish), this is complete! Like 641, it’s latex and acrylic paint over modeling paste on canvas. These paintings really have to be seen in person to get a real feel for them. Details: Share this…TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailGoogle+

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407: in progress

It was a busy weekend painting-wise. This will be a companion piece to 641; there could be more to come, too. I’d like to do some that fade off to white instead of black, I think, or that fade from one color to another. And I feel like orange (5) is getting neglected a bit. At any rate, the paint work on this is nearly done, and the numbers are printed and sitting on my floor, ready to serve as templates for the matte finish… Details: Share this…TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailGoogle+

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641: Complete

The number is painted simply in a matte finish, so it floats into and out of the surrounding color as the viewer (and the lights) move around it. Photographing it was quite a challenge! I should try again with a polarized filter. This piece is 40″x30″ and is latex paint and acrylic mediums over modeling paste. And, this number is my work phone extension. I never ever use it, but it’s staring back at me from my phone anytime I’m in the office. And a couple of details: Share this…TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailGoogle+

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0350200450: in progress

It’s coming along…the paint is not quite complete, and then I’ll need to add the numbers, but it’s finally getting to a point where it begins to captures the essence of the number’s color. This style is really challenging for me, because it requires so many layers of paint, and as the paint is built up, the top color always seems so much more prominent than it should be (or will be at the end). It’s a leap of faith to know I’ll find my way to the right order and combination…then again, it’s that much more interesting when it[…]

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