Getting up in the morning and searching for the channels of a sale, a connection, or inspiration for the work clarifies nothing more than the greatest awareness of existingRead more
Its preservation of being an art piece with the right clarification of its intent, could surpass a number of initial ideasRead more
A successful business in the northern reaches of the United States can supply one of the most basic human needs and that is warmth when it is in the mid teens in October. All a person has to do is walk through the door to get that oh so sweet warmth. An opinion that is going out of style anymore is that wood heat is much better than natural gas. There is just something about a fire that has a life and movement of heat waves coming off of it. Just like in the town of Darrington the Tar Heel culture loves to hot box their house with wood heat. It is usually a smaller home with a huge stove and they get that fire heat absolutely ripping through their house. Of course a huge advantage of gas heat is the fact that it is so much cleaner than wood heat. The idea to just flip a switch and have everyone warm is a pretty appealing thought. When it comes to creating a painting in this teen degree weather there are a couple ideas that have been floating around to make it possible. On the Smith River the other day it was fortunately warm enough to pull off most of the painting without completely giving into to heater that was humming in between the A framed easel. The wind did blow and it eventually started to sputter. Now the idea to combat the wind and cold in Montana is to build a fire and set the A frame over the top of it. Once those coals get going no wind could possibly blow them out. The base would be super low as the fire would be set on the ground. A pile of wood would be set up alongside the easel and fuel the fire throughout the process. The second part and functionality of this dream is the fact that fishermen could warm up on a cold day and with a frying pan the trout could be cooked on the open fire. The pitfalls of an open fire of course is taking away from the fact that smoke would be ever present around the artwork. There are a number of holes on the face of the easel as well that the smoke and heat would focus on and perhaps damage the poly carbon if the heat and smoke were coming through those exposed holes to the surface of the poly carbonate. The other cold fact about the weather and casting acrylic paint is with such a small surface area of water based yarn flying through the air at forty miles per hour it has a tendency to freeze before it hits the surface plane. I am really pretty excited about this new idea for me of taking alcohol down to the river and mixing it in with the water and watching to see if it mixes with the paint well enough to have the same effect as water does when interacting with the paint. There are some concerns about the amount of alcohol I would have to use in not only the end of the line but the line itself. Perhaps if I had more demons every painting could be polishing off a six pack in the summer and drinking and mixing hard alcohol in the winter time. I laugh at that idea of a drunken stupor fly cast painting. The argument could be made that the fly line doesn’t come into contact with the water or the river and should be just fine if it were only cold outside. One of the more interesting parts about the markings on the fly line and a fly cast painting is the paint has compiled mostly up the line and the end is usually free of any paint being on it. A wild thought about that is that since the paint is coming up the line to form is it the lines way in searching for a weight forward balance of the paint at the end is a little heavier than what the fly rod will handle and it is trying to find its own adjustment under the circumstances. How fast does the alcohol evaporate is another question that comes to mind and if it were mixed with water could the water hold the alcohol in place and not allow for such a fast evaporation? These are all questions that will soon be answered under trial by fire, winky face.
The different color combinations for replicating the rocks in the stream or the water flowing past could be the literal usage of the materials that are being rendered themselves.Read more
The idea for art was going along and certain elements were getting figured out with the medium and then the entire day and months ahead suddenly shifted into something else.Read more
The wind would pick up and the next thing that happens is the line is wrapping around one of the legs that constantly needs to be undone and the wind is blowing it over.Read more
The space any place presumes, gives power to allowing art to create that space, or be reminiscent of the place the art represents. Like a river system cascading over various rock formations the effects that watershed can have will be completely different up and down its entire length. A lot of a river’s characteristics is dependent on different tributaries and have a whole nether scenario taking place in their upper reaches. Take the Sauk River out of Darrington WA for instance, on a sunny day, in the summer, the upper reaches it is a red and gold color. Ten miles below that stretch the river takes on a green tinge that dominates the overall color, especially from a distance. The minerals, vegetation, the tea color that resides behind beaver dams all play into special atmospheres that rivers embody. These are light characteristics of what fashions a river’s color. A more dramatic color effect is the fact that more volatile rivers cascade through plains of sediment that come from volcanoes protruding from the earth. When the same river takes on more of a flow the unrest is undeniable in preparing for the deposits of erosion that will dictate the feel of the atmosphere that makes each river a different mood, and place to realize. Some folks prefer a slow river that calms down the meditation, and other smaller streams have a variety of more surprises with a laughing flow, a light wind to keep the bugs down and a different set up at each pool like a house with a work of art dominating each room and setting the stage for them to have a certain feature that sets them apart from other rooms. An idea for a very large scale painting will be to map out an entire river system with a mounted fly cast painting on each river as it comes down the wall. The paintings will be small in the upper parts of the small tributaries and become bigger as the eyes follow the lines down the different paintings to the bottom larger paintings. The paintings put together, to show the watershed, would be a direct understanding of the different moods and colors that put forth the similarities and differences that a stretch of water can have in its variance from other parts of the same system. Imagine looking at that wall and understanding the fly cast painting and even being indoors becoming a little bit closer to a stream from an artist’s perspective and technique through fly cast painting.
I have many ideas that come from embellishing fly fishing culture through art. Usually these ideas have to be brought into this world and won’t leave my consciousness until they are fulfilled. This is a corner of the site that allows me to process and communicate to the world my anticipation for things to come and the ambitions I will fulfill.
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