Friday, August 29, 2008

LathArt Originality

Rod definitely has a unique and original look to his lathart. On his web site, it looks like he uses an under painting (or some other technique) to get his unique colours on his sea themes. Whatever the technique, the results are authentic and beautiful.

There are no rules in LathArt. I used multi layers of paint in my original beach house. Simple, complex, flat or dimensional, all are good if they get you where you want to go.

I've recently run into more Lathart by someone named Marty Humphrey in an ART GALLERY in cottage country Ontario. So it seems that LathArt may be making a comeback as an art form. There is only one piece pictured here today, but I'm sure more will show up on their site soon. He is asking $350, and uses narrower strips of wood mounted on what looks like a plywood tray with higher wooden sides, (hard to explain).

I also found a page where Ben Ploughman writes about his technique using dimensional carvings
and a forum where you can talk to him. He is quite an accomplished artist.

Chris and Rod (contributors to this blog) have started selling their beautiful original and authentic handmade LathArt.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Split Rock Lighthouse, Minnesota

I'd have to say that Rod is a natural. Check out his latest, and he finished this one in just a couple of days. I like what he told me the other day- " lathart is like potato chips........seems you can't stop with just one...." Keep up the good work Rod!