Monday, May 16, 2011

Race

This is a series on wood. They're about a race I think. It's just fun to paint on malleable surface like wood as a diversion from rigid surfaces like copper.

10 comments:

Chris Davies said...

Really cool! Have you delved much in sculpture? This one one make an awesome piece. Chris

Rick said...

Love it!

As far as painting on copper, may I ask why you choose copper, primarily?

Petar Meseldžija said...

This is a wonderful piece, Bill! A typical Carman – funny, lucid, and very tastefully done. It would be great to have one of your little paintings, like this one, in my collection (perhaps when I get richer than I am now). As soon as I finish the commission I am wrestling with at the moment, and start breathing again, I will email you…

Best!

bill said...

Chris-Only a little. It's really fun and satisfying but a little too time consuming right now. Someday I might find a collaboration that would work.

Rick-It's just a wonderfully permanent unforgiving surface. At first I saw some work in a museum and then when I experimented it was such a great challenge that taming the beast gave me a great thrill. Now I just like it although it's not necessarily my primary choice of surface.

Petar-I certainly understand the busy. We can always talk about a small trade in the future of course. Thanks and don't stop breathing please.

Petar Meseldžija said...

Bill - a small trade would be a perfect option. Although, I also like to buy work from my colleagues, whenever I am able to. It pleases me because I know it is a necessary bit of support for the artist. We'll talk about it in the future, Bill.
Thanks!

James Weatherhill said...

You Never cease to totally Amaze !!
Just Magnificent!
If I may ~
What size is this & How long did it take you since it's on wood?
Un fricken bee leave able : )

bill said...

Thanks James. This is about 6x6 inches. I painted it in a day and a half. I'm not sure how many hours. I work on other things like drawings and writing so maybe 6-8 hours of work.

Kyle said...

Bill,

Did you use gesso or prime this at all? When I did the one on wood that I sent you i didn't prime it at all. Yours looks brighter. (although I wanted the wood grain to show through)

I really like this. I laugh because I can imagine this in an animation and how funny it would look to watch it move!

bill said...

Yes gesso but not as many layers as usual.

Peet said...

I know what you mean Bill, it's fun to paint on different surfaces. This one is really great! I'm now trying to paint on slate which I found in bretagne in France where we were on vacation two weeks ago. Bye greetz Peet