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Current Project: Minerals, Metals, and Dirt
Artists for many centuries have used copper as a substrate for paintings, many of which were alter pieces. This project titled Minerals, Metals, and Dirt is an exploration of painting with mineral and earth pigments; not only copper, but also gold leaf, silver leaf, aluminum, stainless steel, and brass. The aesthetic of oil paint on the shimmering surface of metal is quite beautiful in many ways and the benefits are varied. The rigid surface prevents any cracking. There is no absorption to … [more...]