Wednesday, September 23, 2009

More Johnny Warhol & JRR Painting Process PHotOs

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Hi EveryBody & EveryOne,

Last evening I played around with a photo of Johnny to create the Johnny Warhol image above…

Today I am going to share some of the process involved with the three paintings I am working on now. The three canvases currently on the floor measure 30” x 24” x 1/2”. I have been applying black and white undercoat to the pre-primed and stretched canvas. It seems that they will be a bit surreal.

These images are NOT what the ‘finished’ painting will look like.

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The above photo is the latest stage for one of the three paintings. I am working on them simultaneously – three on the floor.

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You may have to pardon today’s photos. At times they can be slightly out of focus. They are my snaps to record the process. I am sharing with you my personal record.

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Looking North along the three 30” x 24” x 1/2 “ inch paintings in process.

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We shall see where these images are headed when I begin to apply some colour once the undercoating paint dries.

I have been adding splashes and dribbles of black and white paint to the pre-primed canvas. Sometimes the layers are added quickly. I take some time in between to view the result. Occasionally I will add a layer wet on wet. Yesterday I was about to walk out the door of my urban cave when I had the irresistible urge to splash on some paint. I turned around and responded to the calling.

Below is a series of photos showing the sequence of layering for one of the paintings.

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I enjoyed the shapes that occurred during my first layer. I was attached to them. I like the rounded forms on this canvas. It took a bit of ceiling and painting staring plus a viewing of Picasso’s Bio to move me on.

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I started with black and white on the bottom with the idea that perhaps I would make an interesting abstract landscape image. Things have their own momentum.

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And so I find myself at this stage. Perhaps it will still be an abstract surreal landscape . . . we shall see.

The paintings I have highlighted here can be seen at either end of the group photo above. The painting in the middle I have left with fewer layers of undercoating. I like the simple lines and the snake image that developed in the sky appeals to me. Perhaps that painting it is the calm center {:~DD

As I began today’s posting so shall I end by leaving you with a little Johnny Warhol colour created with playful intention by me and a mouse.

More Johnny Worhol

Bye 4 Now,


John Redmond

Ottawa, Canada

John Redmond Art

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