Friday, October 10, 2014

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A. J. Casson (Canadian, 1898-1992) Rock Pool Cloche Hills,... [feedly]



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A. J. Casson (Canadian, 1898-1992) Rock Pool Cloche Hills,...
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A. J. Casson (Canadian, 1898-1992)

  • Rock Pool Cloche Hills, 1959
  • October Lake Superior, 1929
  • Summer Sky, 1955

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Video Chat for Outdoor Painter Magazine [feedly]



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Video Chat for Outdoor Painter Magazine
// Gurney Journey

(Link to video)
Here's a short video chat I did in Wyoming for Bob Bahr of Outdoor Painter magazine. He asked me about gouache, casein, watercolor, and our cross-country sketching adventure.


Here's the painting I was working on when I did the interview.
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SKB Foundation, a weeklong painting workshop in Wyoming in September
Outdoor Painter article
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Painting a Street Scene in Watercolor [feedly]



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Painting a Street Scene in Watercolor
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Here's a video that I made while painting a row of shopfronts in Huntington, Indiana. (Direct link to video)


My first step is to first measure out a reasonably accurate perspective drawing in pencil. I cover the surface with a light ghost wash.

Then I place the watercolor tones with a flat brush. I start with the idea of doing a sepia sketch, but decide to bring in a cerulean/light red combination.


As time runs out, I switch to a brown fountain pen to describe the small, fine linear accents.

Since the fountain pen is water soluble, I can't add further watercolor washes without dissolving the lines. The reason for adding the penwork at the end of the process is that I was more interested in using the pen for selective small accents rather than for boundary lines.
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Materials:
Homemade sketchbook pochade easel using adjustable torque hinges
Waterman Phileas fountain pen with brown ink

72- Minute Instructional Video: "Watercolor in the Wild"
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Intricate Temporary Carpets Made from Everyday Objects by ‘We Make Carpets’ [feedly]



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Intricate Temporary Carpets Made from Everyday Objects by 'We Make Carpets'
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Intricate Temporary Carpets Made from Everyday Objects by We Make Carpets multiples installation carpets

Exhibition view of "Kneeling: Five years of WE MAKE CARPETS"

Intricate Temporary Carpets Made from Everyday Objects by We Make Carpets multiples installation carpets

Exhibition view of "Kneeling: Five years of WE MAKE CARPETS"

Intricate Temporary Carpets Made from Everyday Objects by We Make Carpets multiples installation carpets

Exhibition view of "Kneeling: Five years of WE MAKE CARPETS"

Intricate Temporary Carpets Made from Everyday Objects by We Make Carpets multiples installation carpets

Skewer Carpet

Intricate Temporary Carpets Made from Everyday Objects by We Make Carpets multiples installation carpets

Skewer Carpet, detail

Intricate Temporary Carpets Made from Everyday Objects by We Make Carpets multiples installation carpets

Crayon Carpet (2013) was built from 16,000 colored crayons

Intricate Temporary Carpets Made from Everyday Objects by We Make Carpets multiples installation carpets

Fork Carpet (2010)

Intricate Temporary Carpets Made from Everyday Objects by We Make Carpets multiples installation carpets

detail of Fork Carpet (2010)

Intricate Temporary Carpets Made from Everyday Objects by We Make Carpets multiples installation carpets

Firework Carpet (2014)

Intricate Temporary Carpets Made from Everyday Objects by We Make Carpets multiples installation carpets

Pasta Carpet

Intricate Temporary Carpets Made from Everyday Objects by We Make Carpets multiples installation carpets

Exhibition view of "Kneeling: Five years of WE MAKE CARPETS"

Intricate Temporary Carpets Made from Everyday Objects by We Make Carpets multiples installation carpets

Disposable Carpet

It's not hard to imagine what Dutch design trio We Make Carpets, makes. True to their name, Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg create carpets, but not they kind you're thinking of. Mixing traditional pattern making with a critical view of consumer society, the group creates unusual carpets using everything from crayons and fireworks to cocktail umbrellas, plastic forks and dried pasta. From a distance we simply see a decorative carpet. But upon closer inspection the meticulously assorted collection of dense materials reveal themselves.

We Make Carpets is currently celebrating 5 years and 50 different carpets with an exhibition at mu in Eindhoven. "Kneeling: Five years of WE MAKE CARPETS" is going on through October 26, 2014. You can see much more of these big and small temporary carpets on the artist's website.


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