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Ash wood

Johannes BlonK 03 2018 ash wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is wood, real wood, ash wood! Don't go to a do-it-yourself supermarket, they won't sell it. Fortunately there are many forests here in the Alsace in France and I found a sawmill not far from my workshop able to supply this noble wood essence.

I don't know if you can see in in the picture (try to zoom in) but ash wood really has a beautiful wood grain texture. That's why I will transform these boards in supports for my future Archi-Minis (small architectural art objects).

Within a few weeks I should be able to show you the result.

P.S. If you don't find me photogenic, you are right, but there are worse things in life!

Cold Outside - Painting Inside

Johannes BlonK (02 2018) painting Archi-Minis

Here I am inside the house comfortably heated and with the radio on (I very offent listen to Radio Caroline, one of the old pirate radiostations from the sixties still broadcasting on the internet). In this room I usually paint all the small parts of my artworks. This time I'm working on 2 new artobjects called Archi-Minis.

Today it's blue, yellow and red day, primary colors day.

As I told you in the previous news item, I decided to improve the presentation of the Archi-Minis by placing them on a wooden support. Nowadays is it quite hard to get quality wood of different essences. In do-it-yourself shops you can forget it! Fortunately I live in a region (Alsace in France) where there are a lot of forests. About 10 km from home I found a sawmill where I ordered some beautiful boards of ash wood that I will use to make these supports.

I'm waiting for a call from the sawmill to pick them up and temperatures outside to go up so I can also work on these supports.

Nice from you to follow what I'm doing. See you next time my friend!

Archi-Minis. The family is getting bigger!

As there aren't many Archi-Minis in stock left and I have to restart production I decided to also create two new models each with 2 different color combinations.

Johannes BlonK creating Archi-Minis (2018)

 

At the moment that I write this article it is rather cold outside and my workshop doesn't have any heating. So if I have something to do that doesn't require special machinery like sanding small parts I rather do it inside the house as shown in the picture taken in the kitchen!

One of the new Archi-Minis, number 5 on the foreground, will have an arch and two towers. At the background on the right you can spot a glimp of the upcoming number 4. Both models will offer interesting perspectives from all sides.

In order to enhance its presentation future Archi-Minis will be placed on a thick wooden support. I will come back to you later with pictures.

 

 

Résultat 3

Welcome! Nice from you to come around again to visit my blog.
This time I would like to explain the realisation of one of my latest artworks "Résultat 3".
 

Etude pour

This "3D painting" or wall object is part of a series in the landscape format, a format I did not explore that much so far. Originally the background of the artwork was painted black (Mars black is the exact color) as the design picture shows. Once it was finished I found the artwork too dark, too sad and that nothing 'happened'.

So I decided to redo the background and paint it Titan white. I also find that it looks better in a vertical position. For those who do not agree with me or for those who like to change once in a while, I created 2 hanging systems at the back. Changing habits stimulate the brain they say.

Résultat 3 (cropped) © Johannes BlonK

In a horizontal position you can understand the title of the artwork, 3 divided by 1 makes 3. In french Résultat 3. Et voilà!
See you soon. A bientôt!

 

BlonK goes Instagram

It seems that the use of Facebook, number one of the social media, is declining rapidly. In a way to stay up-to-date with the movement I decided to start using one of the upcoming stars: Instagram. From today I will regularly post images here. Pass the word!

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