What’s shakin’ at Rodzart 9-24-2010

What’s shakin’ at Rodzart 09-24-2010

Hi Folks. Happy (Belated) Friday! I hope everyone has had a good week, and a good weekend coming up. This week we spent most of our time stretching and priming canvas, and experimenting with some work on paper. So, this wasn’t the most productive of weeks, but I did learn how to prime paper for oil painting, which may prove very useful in the next few months.

Unfortunately we didn’t have anything ready to photograph this week, but there’s some interesting stuff coming up next week. One of the experiments we did was to prime a sheet of watercolor paper with 2 coats of white gesso and 2 coats of white acrylic paint. This is pretty much the same procedure I use on canvas.

The interesting thing is that we’re doing an oil painting on the paper. Yeah I know oil on paper isn’t anything new, but it is for me, and I’m hoping that with the use of acrylic gesso and primers the image should have fairly good archival qualities. Since the image is essentially sitting of a sheet of acrylic, I think the painting should be able to be remounted on to a different surface after the paper decomposes. My grandchildren’s kids will have to worry about that I guess, I just paint’em.

Ok folks, here comes the rant of the week…lol.

So, am I the only one who’s getting totally fed up with politicians, and yes the second you run for office you’re a politician; slinging mud at each other. If you translate all the rhetoric into English, what you get is “vote for me because the other guy is a bigger bastard than me”. As usual, it looks like all we have is a bunch of corporate stooges trying to get into office so the bosses can loot the treasury. It’s a pretty pathetic choice we have this year.

While I’m on the subject, beware of any politician who says he’ll run government like a business. Remember, the purpose of government is to serve, protect and defend the long-term welfare of the people. The purpose of business is to cheat and exploit workers in order to obtain a short-term profit. The corporate bosses do not care about you in the least, and don’t really care if you have a job or not. All they care about is the size of their next bonus.

I don’t know what the rest of you may choose, but for me, I’m sticking with President Obama!

End of rant.

If you happen to be in the Brandon area, please remember that I’ve got six paintings hanging in “The Art of Hair” salon at 10963 Causeway Blvd., in Brandon. So, I hope you’ll drop by and check them out, and maybe get some great hair styling while you’re them.

If you’ve got a few bucks to spare, how about spending them on Haiti. There are a lot of good programs going on, my two favorites are, as always, Doctors without borders, they’ve got a link below. Also, The Clinton-Bush Haiti fund.

Here are a couple more sites I hope you’ll visit and support:
Doctors without Borders.
Katsel Tsi Chen Cho Kyi Ling Buddhist Meditation center.

I’m also on Twitter
Myspace and
Facebook
Look me up there if ya feel like it.

I hope everyone has a peaceful and prosperous week. See ya next time.

Rod

Here’s some links I hope you’ll remember:

For original paintings, or to inquire about a commissioned painting, just email me at info@rodzart.com

My original paintings can also be acquired through: http://www.socurio.com/myloft/rodzart Socurio.com.

For original paintings sold at auction go to:
http://www.artbyus.com/auctions.php?a=6&b=85

Original works on paper can be purchased at:
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To obtain fine art prints, framed or unframed:
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