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NEW ORLEANS STUDIO LIVE UPDATE 02/01/23

STATUS: The studio will be closed Wednesday evening for a model dinner and will be closed for a rain day on Thursday. Our next open day will be Friday both day and night.

MODELS: We are still doing "open studio" for male models interested in volunteering to become art. This means no interview is necessary. Text or message to confirm a slot. Tourists are especially encouraged to visit during the 2023 Mardi Gras season.

VISITORS: Tours of the studio are always available. Text or message if you'd like to see what was LITERALLY created from the ashes of Hurricane Ida.

WEBSITE: The Wildwood Enchanted series now has new art posted in the Garden of Aphrodite. It is the first post beneath this update. There is also a new entry in author Richard Alan Scott's Labyrinth Journal. at: Labyrinth Journal Richard Alan Scott (post will be appear beneath this message after clicking link)

(These updates are posted daily)

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Grey Cross Studios
1920 4th St, New Orleans , LA 70113
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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Graffiti on a Cathedral Window (Day 15)

MOVING DAY


Moving day involves moving the canvas forward three feet and dropping down over one of the spacer bars in order to reach the lowest portions of the canvas with ease.



Day 15

This painting explores the dichotomy between rigid line art and graffiti. Stage 1 of the painting mimics the very exact lines found in cathedral stained glass but in a free form abstract style. I'm using metallic paints to give the whole painting a soft mellow feel filling out a massive 9 foot x 12 foot canvas. Stage 2 will be exactly the opposite of Stage 1. Using graffiti, and splashes of primary colored paints thrown onto the canvas to overlay across the entire piece, partially obscuring the underlying line work. 

The canvas has not been prepped. The paint is applied directly to the raw canvas. It has not been framed but merely hung at one end of the studio and weighted at the bottom to keep it stretched out and easier to work with. After its completed I will build a custom frame for it. I may use the complete 9' x 12' or I might cut it into smaller portions. I'll decide after its finished the best way to finish it. 

On this page I'll take one photo of the piece each day to show the progress. Its not expected to be finished for several months. 


PROCESS PHOTOS DAY BY DAY


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10







Day 11 Day Off

Day 12

Day 13

Baseboard Explanation
Day 14 Day Off



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