Year: 2018

Found Anew

This 4’x4′ canvas was another found one brought to me by my brother.  It had some serious thick stuff on it, clearly still visible in several places.  I liked it.  The thick parts really gave it some texture as I painted over it.

“Dusk Marsh” was painted on a piece of plywood.  I think it was something I had lying around, or was brought to me by my brother.  I avoid using this sort of material now as it can warp over time.  Eventually, this will need to be in a frame.

“The Force” is also on plywood.  But this is thick plywood.

“Drainpipe” was painted on a piece of a kitchen cabinet.

“Forest Galaxies” was painted on a canvas I found down the street from my house which had been thrown out.  I saw value in it, so I took it home, primed it, and started to work on it.  It had thick paint on it, some of which cuts through, but I made it my own.

This plant canvas was also a discarded canvas.  It had some holes in it which I just painted enough on both sides to seal up.  Then I took my chopstick to it, and there you go.

While it’s not ideal, wine boxes can be interesting to paint on.  I did a few “bonsai” tree paintings on some wine boxes which I used for planters.

This is a big heavy piece.  When my brother brought it by, I thought it was actual marble, but it’s some kind of plastic.  Very heavy and thick.  I had just bought a big tube of black paint and thought, why not, I’ll use all of it!  SQUISH!!

There are several more pieces which were done on “found” material.  Currently, I’m working on a series of faces on masonite boards which I believe were shelves at my brothers shop.  There’s about 24 of them.