This short video shows me applying gold leaf to one small hand-painted circle in the middle of a large canvas in my studio.
I love that painting is simple technology. A blank artist’s canvas is so much less complicated than the screen you are reading this on right now. A painting is technology. But it’s knowable. … “DIY Canvas Stretchers: Step One, Plant a Tree”
Here’s the full 3+ minute video of me painting the signature on a new commissioned painting. Like many of the marks in each painting, the brushstrokes here required more than one layer. This clip shows the final pass with gold paint harmonizing these eight letters with a gold-toned canvas.
I’ve been working on this color saturated larger painting for a few months. The scale makes the mood-lifting color bath that much better. It’s some real studio color therapy.
Scott Bodenner is a gifted textile designer, polymath, and friend. He trained as a hand weaver, with a degree from RISD and early on-the-job experience with a German textile mill. He has a unique … “Scott Bodenner on Recycled Synthetic Canvas”