“The Potter” is a fine art reproduction of my original raven painting.
How the painting The Potter came about: 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 and we became friends. Tom has a rustic log studio he built that is in the country surrounded by tall mature trees and well attended gardens. He and his wife, Ruth who is an avid and talented gardener, are 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 or raven “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. So, I
stalked tracked him down at a local show and took some photos as reference for the painting.
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 ocher 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’. He says he’s been “ravenized”.
The Potter raven art print
This listing is for a Fine Art Print or an Economy Print – You select your choice of sizes.
• All prints include a white 1″ external border for easier framing. I do recommend using your local framer, but if you want to frame it yourself you certainly can. You will need to trim the paper to fit your frame, there are trim marks to make this easy or use your frame glass as a template. I suggest framing your print to protect it and ensure your enjoyment for years to come.
• Economy Prints are made using an electrostatic digital imaging process. They include a generous white border which mimics a mat. Economy prints should bring you many years of brightness and pleasure if you make sure to keep the art out of the sun or any bright light. It is best to frame them under glass or plexiglass for protection and longevity.
• Please contact me if you have any questions. 812-783-0399.
• This listing does not include a frame.
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