abstract art

Lockdown or not, the artist continues!

The lockdown due to the Coranavirus doesn't stop or depresses me, fortunately!

Johannes BlonK varnishing supports for the Archi-Miniss
The Archi-Mini's are selling quite well in the States and the Netherlands. As the stock on certain models becomes short it was time to restart production.

I consider myself very lucky having in fact three workshops: the barn in which I create the artworks that need machinery, a room inside the house where I paint small artworks and the cellar beneath the house where I am now.

This is where I paint bigger artworks, where I apply primer and, as shown in the picture, where I apply varnish on the supports for the Archi-Mini's. These supports are made out of oak or ash that had the time to dry out and I can get them from a carpenter in the village. Today we call this 'green logistics'.

At the same time I'm also working on four new large artworks in the landscape format. They are already under painting. Furthermore I'm planning to make black monochrome artworks in which I will use sexy stockings.

You see the artist is still alive an occupied. He even found some time to write an article!

Remain active and in good health you too!
Greetings.
 

Parts in colors

Another look inside my kitchen of creation showing some elements (mainly the small feet) for the future BlonK ClocK. The parts just received the 3rd layer of varnish (out of 4 in total) and are drying here held in clamps. I can reveal that there will be six different clocks from very sober and minimalistic to colorful and cheerful to get you in a good mood when you read the time.

Parts for the future BlonK ClocK (a) © BlonK 2019-08

 

The names for colors sometimes make you dream about exotic destinations or precious materials. For example some of the painted elements in the picture carry names like Sahara Yellow or Cobalt Blue. The pigments used in paints are often created artificially or extracted from minerals, plants or animals. One day, if I find the time????, I should write an article about the origin of colors.

Other colors that I used are: Vermilion, Pyrrole Red, Green Turquoise and a very intense and deep black which I always buy from the same brand: Mars Black.

By the way my favorite colors are: Phtalo Blue and Purple.

Parts for the future BlonK ClocK (b) © BlonK 2019-08

 

 

The pictures do not show all the parts of the clock. In a previous article I already showed you the clockplate (almost finished now) and the basement plate which is drying out in the cellar.

My minimalistic artworks that I create may give the impression that they are easy to make. If you follow me closely you probably noticed that this is absolutely not the case. It takes a lot of time and patience but it is most of all a great pleasure to do.

The BlonK Clock will soon be ready for assembly and pictures of this final stage of creation will be on show here later.