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 of me painting one blue circle in just the right spot.

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. ¬†Even though the resulting video looks like speed-painting, what’s going on in the studio is pretty carefully considered!

I made this video as a diy instant-replay for myself, hoping to learn something that will make me a better painter. The resulting clip is fascinating for several dramatic changes to the painting and the many layers of paint it reveals.

Here is a link to Photographs of the finished piece installed and more about the painting.

Music is a Library of Congress field recording:
Title: Devil’s dream
Contributor Names:
Mann, Thomas (performing on hammered dulcimer)
Cowell, Sidney Robertson (collector)
Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
Created / Published: 1937.

 

Artist Randall Stoltzfus Brings Light and Shadow to Bergamot Station

This video interview with WestSideToday.com was recorded on March 19, 2016 at the opening reception for Penumbra at Laura Korman Gallery

Read the transcript