I now have 52 paintings finished for CHROMA. Tomorrow I will take a brake from painting and recharge my batteries. I have plenty of other projects to keep me busy. On Tuesday I will start working on my 4 ft x 6 ft panel and 6 1 ft x 2 ft panels. I need to have everything done by Saturday morning so I have plenty of time to photograph and varnish all of the paintings. Back to work.
“CHROMA,” my upcoming solo exhibition at Vertigo 232 Art Gallery, is only a few weeks away but I’m still a few dozen paintings away from being “finished.” My goal is 60 new paintings and I’m nowhere near that goal. Wichita keeps throwing distractions at me and I keep getting seduced by live music, art shows and film screenings. Today I spent the entire day in the studio and I managed to get 18 new paintings started. At this point they have a couple layers of paper and one layer of paint. I’m starting to get a blister on my thumb from the chip brush I was using to apply the acrylic matte medium onto the panels. I stopped at 18 because I’m running low on acrylic matte medium and I wanted to make sure I had enough to finish the 18 paintings I had already started. I’m guessing I’ll end up using at least 2 gallons of acrylic matte medium total. I ordered another gallon this morning and it should arrive in a couple days. Hopefully I have enough to hold me over until then. Tomorrow I will add a couple more layers of paint and paper and then I’ll get messy and drip and splatter some paint. I also need to find some time to work on a few freelance graphic design projects and create a slideshow for my Wichita Art Chatter presentation at the Wichita Art Museum. November is going to be a very busy month. Next month is nothing but Netflix and Tacos.
I’m happy to officially announce that I will have a solo exhibition at Vertigo 232 Art Gallery on Final Friday, November 25th. The exhibition is called CHROMA and it will feature a new series of abstract paintings. My goal is to create 60 new paintings for the exhibit.
ART SHOW – Chroma: Abstract Paintings By Dustin Parker – Vertigo 232 Art Gallery – 232 N. Market Street Wichita, KS (Located on the on the second floor of Hewitt’s Antiques and Shopkeeper Mall) – Final Friday, November 25th – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm – https://www.facebook.com/events/628392890674327/.
Here is the “Frankenstein Monster” illustration that I created for the screen-printing workshop at Tilt Union.
“The Bride” prints are now available for sale online at –https://squareup.com/market/tiltunion/item/the-bride.
The Bride – Limited edition screen print illustrated by Dustin Parker
Size: 18″ x 24″
Three color hand-screen printed on 100b Cover Pop-tone Sour Apple Green paper by French Paper Company
Posters can be tube-shipped within the US for $10
Posters can be delivered within Wichita city limits for $5
Posters can also be picked up at Tilt Union with no shipping/handling fees. We are located in downtown Wichita and available most Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-8 and by appointment on weekends. Just let us know when you’d like to stop by, include your contact info and we’ll co-ordinate with you!
Today I stopped by Tilt Union to help Brad Ruder mix the perfect green ink for my prints. It took 5 or 6 tries to find the perfect green. We are using the same green on both prints. I’m excited to see the final product. I want to name the color Dustinstein Green. Brad also bought me lunch at the Monarch and gave me some cool paper from the French Paper Company to use for my collage paintings.