I was looking around the web for an oil based flourescent orange paint and found this interesting merchant. I ordered a few paint tubes and pigments. Well written info guides on mixing own paint, etc. Glad I found it-The flourescent paint has a weak lightfastness, so I'll share update on materials when I receive them. Below is excerpt from their site:
Who are we ? A brief history of our company KAMAPIGMENTS is an artist owned business, established in 1996, whose goal is to provide the best possible selection of materials for visual arts, decorative arts, wood finishing, instrument making and restoration.
read more Because we are artists, we understand that creative people have a need for reasonably priced high quality materials. This is why we make our own selection of artists’ materials right here in Canada, including:
We also have all of the documentation necessary for anyone who is interested in starting to make their own materials. For more information, visit the recipe and demonstration sections of our website. We strive to ensure that our website is full of useful information for artists and craftspeople, so enjoy!
My apologies to 50 Shades of Grey, WIP being 'Work in Progress' in my world!
The pieces in progress are oil. I'm painting slower in this medium, two reasons:
1. Getting to know the medium and how to manipulate it.
2. Slower drying time.
I like to layer my paint to build interest, and the oil is an different turn of events to work with. I've been frustrated lately with it, but I just keep pushing through that and show up in the studio!
I first saw Zemer's work at the Archie Bray in Helena last summer where she was a resident. I was taken by the detail and complexity. When my cousin came to visit from Denver, we trouped up to the Northcutt gallery to view her installation there. I had seen the press release a week or so earlier. Cheri had seen the Oprah article, also, that promoted Peled's work. Good timing! What an inspiring visit. We both shared our favorite pieces and what made them so.
Zemer Peled presents Sky Island February 26 – April 2, 2015
Northcutt Steele Gallery is pleased to debut Zemer Peled’s Sky Island, a group of large and small-scale sculptures and installations constructed from thousands of ceramic shards. A reception will be held on Thursday, February 26 beginning at 5pm in the lobby of the Liberal Arts Building immediately in front of the gallery.
Peled’s sculptural language is a response to her surrounding landscapes and an exploration of the beauty and brutality of the natural world that engages with themes of memory, identity, and place. The term sky island refers to isolated mountainous regions surrounded by radically different lowland environments offering unique implications for natural habitats. This ecological phenomenon becomes an apt metaphor for Peled’s poetic three-dimensional meditations on contrast and isolation, sameness and belonging.
Peled was born and raised in a Kibbutz in northern Israel. After completing a BFA (Hons) at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, she graduated with an MA (Hons) from the Royal College of Art, London. Recently her work has been featured nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including Sotheby’s and Saatchi Gallery-London, Eretz Israel Museum-Tel Aviv, and the Orangerie du Senate, Paris. She is a second year-long term resident at the Archie Bray foundation in Helena, MT. For more information about the artist visit: www.zemerpeled.com.
The Northcutt Steele Gallery is located on the first floor of the Liberal Arts on the Montana State University Billings campus. The gallery is open Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 4:00 pm, and by appointment. For more information visit www.facebook.com/NorthcuttSteeleGallery.
I picked up a new book the other day-couldn't resist- for two reasons.
As a working artist/retired art educator, I've always lived the artful life. Let's share!