Well after getting advice from social media types I’ve now added an Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/christophergreenstudio/. It’s inchoate but you get the point. Also, these same media socialites tell me I need to have a Facebook page not just a profile to send people to therefore I now have https://www.facebook.com/christophergreenstudio as my artist page. It was the URL of my profile but I’ve changed that to https://www.facebook.com/christophergreenencaustics for what that’s worth. Enjoy the confusion or at least embrace it as indeed I do.
I’ve just completed Clouded Leopard, a 12 x 15 in. companion piece to the 6 x 8 in Big Cat. You can see both pieces and more at Seersucker’s Southern Confectionary Co. on Main Street, Franklin until August 5th. The night of the 5th all the paintings and I will be at Taziki’s on Main Street for the August Art Scene.
It’s time to meet and greet the public again. I’ll be painting live at the Seersucker Southern Craft Confection Co. tomorrow night, July 1st, during Franklin’s Art Scene. Come by to say howdy and sample some brilliantly good gourmet chocolate made right here in Middle Tennessee. The art crawl lasts from 6 – 9 p.m.
It’s time for another great live experience at Ansbach Artisans this Saturday night from 6-9 p.m. Come out and talk to artists, including me, creating live in the Gallery. I’ve learned a lot since my first event. I now know that I will actually get very little done on a painting. People are very fascinated and excited about my style, technique, and the encaustic medium, therefore my painting in progress will be much further along AND have plenty of mindless areas to work on. Specifically areas that don’t require loads of concentration while I talk to patrons with a hot pen tip in my hand.
In a further move towards Impressionism and larger scale works, today I completed Blast Furnace. I have plans to craft several impressionistic pieces revolving around singular colors and sensations. Blast Furnace is designed to evoke overwhelming sheets of stifling heat. Below is a detail section of the painting.
After several permutations, reworks, and completions, I’ve now finished Sailing into the Waterspout and have it posted at https://christophergreenstudio.com/portfolio/sailing-into-the-waterspout/. This is definitely a change in style and technique from my earlier works and I plan to make it the beginning of a “storm” series. To get a feeling for the texture and light play on the surface I’ve provided a couple of enlarged, detail photos on the site but as usual the painting needs to be seen in person because the highlights of the reflected light change as you move around the piece. Here’s a small section of the overall vertical painting.