Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Paintings for Nantucket

Oil on Paper.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Site-specific art process PT.3

In part 3 we start to zero in on the finished idea. The client asked for a few pieces with less black and no blue, more red and more simple. So I have made up a series of pieces based on that information.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Site-specific art process PT.2

In pt.2 we look at the process for creating the initial ideas for the client. Here I have taken the picture of the space and started to flush out some ideas in the computer. The goal is to give the client an idea of your thinking and also to show a wide range of possibilities. These images will show how color and shapes will effect the over all environment.

Once the client has a chance to look them over they will choose what they like in the images and what they don't like. Then I can come up with a direction to take the piece.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Site-specific art process PT.1

When I mention to possible clients that I do site-specific work more times than not they don't know what I'm talking about. So, I have decided to document the process right here with a current client.

Once I have obtained a client that knows they want a piece and where they want it, I first photograph the space. Taking particular note of personal styles, design layout, and colors. This might be the only time I see the space.

The first part to be determined before a price can be figured is the size. I do a series of sizes superimposed over the photos I took. This gives the client an idea of what the space will feel like once the piece is hung. Once that is determined then a price can be agreed upon with the client. In this case the client already had an idea what size they wanted. So it is easy to figure the specific size.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

old sketchbook stuff

What do you do in your sketchbook. In short whatever you want! I know so many people who have sketchbooks with nothing in them. I dont know what to put in there is something I hear often. Its not a mystery. Its an adventure. I got about 14 sketch books that I have done over the years. I treasure them more than anything I own. I could care less for finished paintings. I had a show I did back in 2000 in Savannah. As an experiment I put a few sketchbooks out for sell. They were considerably less than the paintings no one even looked at them. That right there illustrates how ignorant the art community is on a whole. They know nothing of art. Nor the process. I guess it would be hard to put the book on the wall? Or maybe it did not go with the couch?
the word of siegenthaler
enjoy these old sketchbook pieces.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Resent texture studies

Monday, June 8, 2009

New Painting

Oil painting from Nantucket