Print of my original painting “The Potter” matted for either an 8×10 inch or 11×14 inch frame. This listing is for one black or white matted print only, Chromogenic photographic print on Kodak Supra Endura paper. It is matted and ready for a frame.
About the painting The Potter (Print): This is a print of my original painting titled “The Potter”. A local artist friend, Tom Wintczak, is a wonderful potter specializing in early American redware clay and folk art as well as functional stoneware. My favorite pieces he creates though are his folk art or “Folkware” as he calls it. He and I met each other at various art shows in our local area. We became friends, as I’m sure Tom has no enemies. I have also been to his beautifully rustic log studio he built that is in the country surrounded by tall mature trees, well attended and bountiful gardens and situated just perfectly to view the home of he and his wife, Ruth (an avid and talented gardener) and all their sweet pets. Two of the nicest people, you’ll ever meet.
I was browsing around his studio this past summer while visiting Tom and Ruth and picked out a ‘face bottle’ to purchase from his showroom in the studio that I had been admiring from afar during our art shows together. He suggested we make a trade, so we did. He simply asked for one of my crows with character paintings. I had a little more in mind for that character then he realized.
Tom attends many early American shows with his redware and often takes on a persona named Thomas. He wears all the normal clothing one would find during that era. I knew that I wanted to create a raven or crow in the image of his early American Thomas. I
stalked tracked him down at a local show and took some photos as reference for the painting.
I sketched different ideas for a composition, changing my mind more than a few times but still not coming up with a definite plan. One day in my studio, I was laying down colors to be used as backgrounds for future paintings. I found myself gravitating towards earth colors and loose brushstrokes for one of the canvases. After painting this particular ‘naturalized feel’ background, I just knew I had created the background that would become “The Potter” for Tom. It just seemed to fit him in my eyes… a tree in the background, warm rust and ochre hues with wild natural greens of native plants expressively painted off to one side.
That unintentional playing with color served as a catalyst for the upcoming details of ‘The Potter’. Later, as I sketched on the details to paint I realized the tree stood for his studio name. What serendipity! Tom’s studio is called Bee Tree Pottery. I love it when things just fall into place like that. The rest of the painting came easily to me and painting on the old fashioned spectacles was the last feature painted and the final piece of information the painting needed. I’m pleased to say Tom was thrilled with ‘The Potter’.
Read more about the creation of this painting and see pictures of my painting process on my blog.
About the printing process: Chromogenic color prints are full-color photographic prints made using chromogenic materials and processes, just like your photos you have processed. The print you will receive is matted and ready for you to take off the protective plastic sleeve and frame it to add a touch of the tropics to your space.
About the paper: Kodak Supra Endura photographic paper has an extraordinary color gamut and state-of-the art image stability. I prefer two of the four papers available, one is the matte the other being the metallic.
Most prints are on the matte photographic paper. But sometimes the painting just seems like it will glow and jump off the paper when using metallic paper, so on the paintings I feel the metallic would work well on, I include that as an option for you.
Metallic paper prints are a budget-friendly way to create modern wall art. Metallic paper provides an exceptionally vibrant print with the shine and shimmer of metal. This highly durable paper is mostly white with a signature metallic finish, making it ideal for a wide range of images. Please allow for a few extra days for a metallic print.
I do commission paintings if you are wanting an original of your own. Please let me know if I can paint you a version or if there is a special subject you would like to have painted. See more about commissions on my about page.
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