When The Artist and I were looking for our ‘forever’ home, one of the most important ‘must-haves’ was sufficient space for our art. Not only for painting and paper-craft. – but to enable us to take part in ‘Open Studio’ events, when Island Artists invite the public into their workplace. For various reasons, this hasn’t happened, so we’ve decided to slide back the doors of our ‘Virtual Open Studio’.
Please step inside……
This is a digital image of an original watercolour painting – one that The Artist (aka Martz) would have thrown away (‘Scrumble of Life 2 – The Artist’s Passions’.) For him, it was simply an experiment using the Wax Resist Technique. Once he’d mastered it, this painting held no further value to him – he still doesn’t ‘get’ why I rescued it.
In my eyes this is a simple, yet complex, image which still has the power to entrance, all these years later. I claimed it it, had it framed and it have hung it in every house that we’ve lived in together. It receives overwhelmingly positive reactions, so recently Martz re-mastered and digitised it, printing it out on watercolour paper and a large box canvas. And it retains it’s original magnetism in every format, even on screen.
Last summer, Martz had a two-month exhibition, in The Lord Louis Library, Newport, Isle of Wight. The box canvas of this was one of the paintings he showcased, entitled Address Unkown.
A long time ago,The Artist stopped signing his name and now uses the following logo:
He conceals it in his digital paintings – examine both of the images above and you may find it. The first one’s evident, the other not so.
Spotted it yet?
I’ll reveal where it is next time!
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