Guerrilla Framing Techniques - Number One - Me: *Custom framing is expensive!* You: *Everybody knows that Lenster!* The average price for custom framing around the DMV is brutal - and sometimes comp...
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You're never going to beat nature. [gesturing to canvas] This is my nature. Be it a photo or real life, you're not copying it.
Use a small sample touch to verify value.
How do you keep sky holes from jumping out? Don't make them too bright.
In creating soft edges, go outside the lines at the start. When it's time to make choices about it, bring in the lights and darks. Hard edges are easy. Takes time to make softer edges.
Use your brush strokes to support your composition.
Audience member: "You sure have blown away a lot of myths."
LE: "Thank you. That's the nicest thing anyone has said to me."
The beauty of the concept of whimsy is that it has many interpretations. Consider a satirist like Jonathon Swift or Samuel Clemens, or more recently Mel Brooks or Mike Judge. Their whimsy has a meaningful undercurrent. In my soft pastel on prepared surface, whimsy is employed to distort the perspective of a Jamestown building from 400 years ago. This structure is stretched, transforming it into the White House. In effect, my piece unifies the progression of African blood in Colonial and Modern America. My undercurrent: I descent from the African pirates' booty brought to Jamestown in 1619.
Come with us, dear flowers, while we chant our hymns; Let your perfume hover till the day-light dims.