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20th Aug 2013

Genesis Sunset for Jacob

Hidden away in my studio are artworks that would be counted as extra large, (floor to ceiling) and large, (could fit above a couch depending on ceiling height) and mid sized, which let’s say has at least one side that measures at least 24″. I have discovered, through sad experience, that no matter how well these ate photographed, the details of the individual strokes are basically lost and close-ups of areas need to be included for an inline, slide or 8×11″ print viewer to discern the strokes and texture of the surface.

This is not a unique problem for artists and their dealers. For instance, I have never seen an image in a book or art magazine that does justice to one of the larger works by Monet, van Gogh or Pollack or Rothko.

To to illustrate my upcoming new eBook and also for the Internet, I am creating small works ranging from about 8″ x10″ (page size) to postcard size, like artwork pictured in this blog. Ironically, my strokes do not get that much bigger with the larger works. The idea is that they basically cannot be seen as the symbols (letters) simultaneously represent both the letters of the words of the Creator that can also be scientifically understood as the strings of elementary physics.

The postcard size work below will be available as a reward (both the original and prints) via the Crowd Sourcing Campaign (either Kickstarter or Indiegogo) that I am planning for the new eBook, which will be announced soon via my Facebook Fan Page, Twitter, this blog and also my private newsletter. I am creating more small works for illustrations and rewards as I work on an outline and the first chapters on the new book. Many of these will also be posted in blogs.

Even though this is a postcard sized work, there are many, many layers of letters and paint and inks. If you can imagine a large work filled with the same small letters and techniques, you then understand why the larger paintings lose much of their impact when shown in a small photo or jpeg.

Genesis Sunset for Jacob

Genesis Sunset for Jacob, 2013

Postcard size study 4″ x 6″

Watercolor pencils, acrylics, inks on rag paper

Strokes: Genesis 1-2:7

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