Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The pomegranate painting has begun.

Monday, August 28, 2006

The progress on this sunflower panel is all from one day!
The melon is going to get a little more shading, but this triptych is almost done!

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The veins of the melon image were first painted in masking fluid to keep that area clean and white. The other areas were painted and then splattered and dripped. The fun part was peeling off the masking at the end to reveal the painting.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

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The broccoflower painting is slowly coming along after being lightened up. Fractals taste great!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The mushrooms are finished! The broccoflower painting became too heavy and dark and needed to be lightened up with white paint.

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The studio is filled with dying bugs that fly in but can't get back out. I caught this movie of a bee trying to get back on its feet.

The purple cabbage was fun to dissect. It is amazing how it packs itself under the next layer. I recommend it. It will make your fingers purple.

The painting of green cabbage was done with washy paint and applied with sponges.

We coated all 9 birch panels with gesso. The images were projected on and traced with a colored pencil. We usually get to the studio at 4:30 in the afternoon and work late into the night.

These are the final mural proposals for the 3 windows on 9th Avunue just off High St. The images have been filtered and simplified to remove some information.

It was difficult finding a mural out of 500 photographs of great patterns. I spent a lot of time in photoshop cropping images, cutting and pasting, and banging ideas around.

I went to the grocery store and spent about $100 on fruits and vegetables that had good looking growth patterns. I took them into the shade of my back yard and took 500 photographs of them up close.

This blog will follow the progress of the mural I am creating for the side of the new Sunflower Market opening at the Gateway in Columbus Ohio. I knew I wanted to do something involving the patterns found in food. Patterns reveal what is happening below the surface, and I am interested in different ways things can move given their restrictions or boundaries. What can we learn by looking at all the different possibilities? How can we move?

I'm Sarah Weinstock and I have been painting closely with Katy Lemle and Katie Niewierski. Grant Fletcher, Lauren Scanlon, Sky Shineman, and Carly Glission have also helped work on the panels. There will be 9 individual paintings, each one 4'x8' and painted in acrylics. They will be mounted behind glass in 3 large windows on the 9th Avenue side of the store in time for the grand opening on September 13th.