Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Painting Commission for Brookville Library

As part of the Dayton Metro Library (DML) ReImagining Works I have a new painting commission. I will be painting LIVE at the Brookville Library on August 22nd during the preview opening celebration 2:00pm to 6:00pm, and then August 23-26 everyday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. I may stay late some evenings that the library is open late. If you're in the area, please drop by and chat while I work. The idea is to invite people to see the process of the paintings which will find their permanent home in the room where I am painting them. I'll have sketches and other paintings there in the series to explain how the idea for these paintings evolved. 

The brand new library is located at 120 Blue Pride Drive, Brookville, OH. Don't be confused by the address on the DML webpage - 425 Rona Parkway Drive, that's the old address until the new library opens. 

Here's the press release about the project. 

I'm going to be creating two large-scale paintings that are 4 feet x 8 feet for the main wall of the multipurpose meeting room. I'm painting them onsite so that these site-specific paintings will integrate with their environment and the purpose of the room. 

I want these public paintings to become part of the nostalgia of the library for the people who visit and use the room. This way people can say, "I saw him painting that years ago."

I'm still experimenting with exactly what mood and impression I'm going to create for the space. I'm doing lots of watercolor paintings, acrylic paintings, and color pencil sketches to work on different variations. Here are three other paintings from my Line Pattern series to give you an idea of what I'll be working on.