Friday, October 2, 2015

Gallant 3-D Whaling Scene by Kolene Spicher

New 3-D Whaling scene 

Reproduction Antique Whaling Artwork 

(This and most of the art work  from here until mid November is being painted for my upcoming show in Wilton, CT).  The show is called American Artisan Show.  You can read about it at wiltonhistorical.org.  It is November 6-8, 2015.  Let me know if you would like a show promotional card where I have included a coupon that can be used toward $50 off of one of my paintings! 


Whale and water blow area are all cut out
using antique manuscript paper 
I don't know where I get my ideas half the time.  I just start painting using what I have and the ideas emerge.  It's always such fun.   Today I want to discuss this new art form that I am developing.  I call it 3-D (dimensional) because it is not flat art.  Some of the cutouts actually protrude outward (like water coming out of the whales blow hole!). 


You can really see the 3-D effect in this shot. 

Today I painted on an antique book back.  About 5 years ago, I purchased a handful of these book ends in an old book shop in New York City.  I was holding on to them (I don't know why) for some reason.  I decided that they needed used.  I have a few more,  so as I finish them,  I will post! 

Back side.  It may be prettier than the front! 
The little guys in the painting, I have fondly named "The Whalers."  I have called them that in nearly all of my whaling scenes over the past 15 years.  

You can sort of see the manuscript coming thru on the cutout! 
I think the turquoise water looks very old.  Turquoise may be one of my favorite colors right now! 

 The heavy pen lines are reminiscent of my tattoo artwork (you can look for that using the search bar in my blog).  I came up with the tattoo description because the heavy lines remind me of a tattoo! 
The script in the sky reads:  OUR CAPTAIN STOOD UPON THE DECK,  A SPYGLASS IN HIS HAND.  A VIEWING OF THOSE GALLANT WHALES, THAT BLEW AT EVERY STRAND.  21 JUNE 1845 

THIS was actually an old whaling song that was written back in the mid 19th century.  There was more to it, but I included my favorite few sentences!  It inspired this painting.  



I am not certain how this will be framed, but I think it will be matted and framed like the recent RUFUS PORTER piece and   similar to this: (you can read about the piece below in my blog). 



Thanks for looking.
Enjoy! 

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