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Dec. 6th, 2012 02:56 pm (UTC)
I'm curious. What do you do to get that scratchy-fadey quality that's in many of your paintings? I like it. :-)
Dec. 7th, 2012 06:14 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm still learning about the technicalities of painting, but it seems to be called scumbling or dry brush technique -- using a dry, coarse brush very lightly loaded with paint over a layer of already-dry paint. Sometimes I also rub some of the second layer away with paper towels, dull Exacto blades, or other implements to get a more diffuse look.
Dec. 9th, 2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
Cheers! I too am interested in learning the mechanics of painting. I'm one propane tank away from having a full on metalsmithing and jewelry making studio chez moi, also.

I was thinking about your fundraising efforts the other day and had a potential potential idea.

If your agreements for your written work allow you to self publish... (obviously I have no idea about that), perhaps you could publish the words and then bind them into a handpainted book jacket, painted by yourself, natch. It seems that your audience really loves your written work and you've done well with ebay auctions of it, but are now perhaps out of special copies of it. I remember you mentioning that copies were limited and running out. It might prompt some of your folks who already own the text to buy another version that is bound in a handpainted cover. Would also make great gifts for people to buy their diehard fan friends and loved ones.

I think you should also, if you're up for it, write an autobiography that includes your transition. I think it would do well. It would allow for the financial benefits of mass production (easier and more lucrative than one off paintings). It seems your most widely, easily marketable asset is your writing.

Dec. 7th, 2012 02:55 pm (UTC)
I think that's wonderful, it's like the person has real weight to him, so heavy and exposed and vulnerable.
Dec. 7th, 2012 11:33 pm (UTC)
I really love this one.

I've been on a bit of a financial upswing the last six months or so. Buying myself one of your paintings is definitely one of my goals for next year.
Eric Allen
Dec. 13th, 2012 06:23 pm (UTC)
This one is really great. It seems like it comes from a dark place but it is certainly inspired and effective.
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