Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Look what I found in the garden!
I was doing some spring cleaning in the yard and found this painting in a pile of leaves and old branches. I painted it on wood and stuck it in a tree a couple of years ago.
I put it out to test how it would weather. I see it has dirt, rust and some paint missing. Looking good!
(I also have other paintings somewhere in the back yard and garden area - testing to see how well the stand up to the elements. Now if I could only remember where they are....)
More art by Charles Kaufman here.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Here is the secret to my top-quality canvas prints.
I print them myself in my studio.
After not getting the quality I wanted in my prints, I decided to
invest in a large-format printer.
(One of the smartest things I did for my art.)
I know what the original painting looks like and I want
to create a print that looks as close to the original as
When people first look at my prints on canvas most
think they are looking at original paintings ....that is
until they see the handpainted numbering on each print.
The prints are so good & have so much detail one can see
every brushstroke and even the hairs from the paint brush
that got stuck in the original painting.
And it is just not in the printer where the ink is put to canvas that makes a print good, it is all the pre- & post-print work to get each print just right.
Getting a high-quality digital image, touching it up in the computer, then putting the right combination of varnish and brushed-on texture to get aprint that looks like a painting.
It takes lots of work and there is an art to getting a good
digital print. If it is not good enough for me to hang on my wall
then it does not go to a customer.
Two skeleton head guys on a piece of old scrap wood.
One piece of wood, two paintings on wood front
and back side.
Close up view of one of the painted heads.
Here you can see the side of the wood.
Handpainted with acrylic paints, then coated with
Next I will fasten it to a metal stand for easy viewing
of both sides.
Charles Kaufman art sold online here.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Painting wood. The first painting of one side of a piece of old wood.
Don't exactly like it, so I will repaint probably another time or two
before I get it right.
Then I have to paint the other side.
Using acrylic paints and the wood is rough, raw and unsanded or
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Started a new painting......even though I have 4 or 5 paintings standing against the walls waiting to be finished....
I have been doing a new technique on my paintings:
Paint, quit, paint, let it sit, paint, put it against the wall so I can't see it, paint, don't look at it for a few days, paint....repeat until finished.
This canvas is 39.6 x 47.2 inches / 100 x 120 cm.
No name as of yet.
Using acrylic paints.