Tools and Materials

One Blue Circle at a Time

One Blue Circle at a Time

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. Here’s a one minute video…

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Scott Bodenner on recycled synthetic canvas

Scott Bodenner on recycled synthetic canvas

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.
I recently sat down with Scott to talk about that project and ask the questions that a painter might have for a textile savant.

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Sightline time-lapse animation

Sightline time-lapse animation

Five months of hand-painted circles on the eight foot canvas “Sightline” are compressed into these two minutes of time-lapse animation. I made this video as a diy instant-replay for myself, hoping to learn something…

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The wanderer prints

The wanderer prints

These are unusual prints. When you see them in person, it’s obvious immediately. They are shiny. Like silver-leaf shiny.  They shimmer. When you reach out to touch one, they suddenly reflect the color of…

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The amish inkjet

The amish inkjet

What’s an Amish inkjet? In this case I’m referring to an obsolete 24″ Epson Stylus Pro 7500 that I picked up for free about a year ago. Once a commercial printer sporting 5 colors…

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On Bob Ross and screen resolution

On Bob Ross and screen resolution

Admittedly, there is some irony when a painter who was “raised without television” has something to say about Bob Ross. But the television painting programs that I did see as a child certainly made…

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