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By Christopher Weigand, Jan 25 2015 05:53PM

Day #3 of this artist chain mail challenge


"Post three of your works for five days and nominate another person to do the same."


The Stripe Paintings - what happens when you sit in front of the TV tracing out 1/4" lines on a blank canvas, and then cover it all up with acrylic paint? These awesome stripe paintings of course. I'm not sure what got me started doing these but I'd never seen anything like them before. Oftentimes people think they are tape, wood or old magazines but alas they're just paint. That being said, I'd love to experiment with creating wood and paper versions someday. Since I started making them I have seen wood versions on Etsy and Pinterest, so there's something there.


These are probably my favorite paintings to do because I never know what they'll look like until they are done. I limit myself to certain colors and use a palette knife to apply the paint. They are very textural. Often times there will be a painting underneath them that never got to see the light of day. Stripe paintings are a good, therapeutic way to cover up bad art.


They have not found much success commercially, but I think they're awesome. Here are three of my favorites.


#1 - "Stripe #5" - 2013 48" x 72" (This huge painting lives in our foyer. It's likely my favorite piece I've ever done)

#2 - "Strip #6" - March 2014 36" x 36" (Sits in storage in my studio. Another favorite of mine)

#3 - "Rainforest" - May 2009 ~16" x ~20" (one of my earliest stripe paintings)

By Christopher Weigand, May 7 2013 01:41PM

Okay, we're both in for Boston Mills this year! All paid up and getting our art ready for the shows. Christine in June and me in July. This is our favorite show. It's a beautiful venue and high quality art. Plus it's a stone's throw from our house.


Additionally Christine has been accepted to Hudson's art show. Between now and Boston Mills you can find her at Chagrin Falls - Art by the Falls in early June as well. I'll be at Lakewood later this summer and am still waiting to hear back from Lakewood.


I have a super big stripe painting I'll be framing soon too; I'll post pictures on the website for you to see. It's an impressive piece. Contact me if you, or someone you know, would be interested. I'd love to get it out of the studio to make some room.


I'm going to work on the website to list out our shows for the year, as well as update the bio's to reflect our latest shows.


Lastly we had a nice visit in Virginia, though the Fairfax show was a little slow for Christine. The quality of art was awesome though. I thinnk the weather kept some people away, especially on Sunday.


-Chris

By Christopher Weigand, Feb 20 2013 02:32AM

We've been very busy but not necessarily in the studio. Christine's been working on Scrapimal necklaces, minis and other pieces of art; hoping to build up inventory for the coming art show season. I had been doing the same, but I found our recently that my day job was being eliminated so all my time is being consumed with my job search.


We applying to various juried art shows for the upcoming year. Actually adding more since there's a chance I'll be unemployed and selling art may be the only way to put food on the table. Once we have an establish schedule I'll post it up so you can see it.


My studio is a mess. I have several small paintings in progress, but there is a 4' x 6' canvas taking up a lot of space. I really wanted to paint a picture of Trafalgar Square, taken when were there a few years ago. With the stress of joblessness and everything else going on I just wasn't able to put in the time necessary and even then, no saying I would be able to pull it off.


Instead I'm painting my largest stripe painting to date. It's really exciting and I believe I will be able to find a great home for it once it's complete. I'm using my favorite earth tones. I can't wait to finish it.


-Chris

By Christopher Weigand, Feb 10 2013 05:05PM

My loss is your gain this week as I'm adding my latest stripe painting to our store. In a moment of self indulgance I posted the painting on eBay in hopes of selling it but alas I had no takers. I started this painting for a show at the Valley Art Center this winter, but my procrastination got the best of me and I missed the deadline. So this painting is apparently waiting for someone special to buy it. Hopefully it's you.


This canvas painting measures 18" x 24" and is finished with a black floating frame and hanging hardware. So it's ready to hang in your home or give as a super awesome gift to someone special. Take a look at our store for this piece and many others. Thanks.


-Chris

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