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« on: November 22, 2016, 02:40:30 PM »

I have just submitted my latest piece to the Barbara Krakow Gallery for a show that runs from Nov 26-30th...Its a huge honour to be included in a show at this gallery with so many talented artists. I will include links one the web site goes live. Its a view of the Cahill expressway coming off the Sydney Harbour bridge. The construction is very straightforward.

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2016, 05:29:39 PM »

Yes, it belongs in an art gallery. Satisfactory. -- Russ
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2016, 09:00:36 PM »

Nice! I like those compositions of sliced roadway. Very unique!
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2016, 01:33:27 AM »

Very nice! I like the textures of the road surface and paint.
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2016, 12:57:02 AM »

mate you are a genius.you have made the worst bit of road in the world look like a piece of art.great.
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2016, 03:54:10 PM »

Narayan,

congratulations for both the execution and your participation in that exhibition! That's some piece of a street ... the textures look great. I do especially like those coarse rippled side lines. Did you use a similar technique as you did before for those thick/raised color applications? What was your reason to omit those little marker posts?

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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2016, 12:01:21 PM »

Thanks for the comments gents. The show opened yesterday at 10.00 am and I was happy to see that it sold within 30 mins.

Here is a link to the show: http://www.barbarakrakowgallery.com/annual-aids-benefit-2016

Russ: It is in an art gallery for a week and then its going to the new owners office on the Harvard Campus. I will be able to see it whenever I want!

Chuck: The cuts in the asphalt were done with black (really dark grey) miliput epoxy putty. I masked either side of the cut filled the gap with milliput and used a new #10 scalpel and sliced the top off the milliput and one I removed the tape it looked like an expansion joint.

Ray: Glad you like the texture. For me its such a big part of what we do.

Kim: Its great that you know that piece of road first hand.

Volker: I made the rumble strips with acrylic paint.The stripes were made by masking the lines on thick mylar and using a palette knife to spread the paint. I removed the tape when the paint was still wet so that it formed a rounded edge.  I made the "bumps" by gluing several stripes of paint together and slicing them. That way the bumps were the right width, and could easily be glued in place. I peeled the stripes off the mylar and used PVA to glue them over the bumps. It worked fairly well, but I had to take it into work and use a special too we have which has a controlled stream of adjustable hot air (we use it for removing adhesive tape from paper)...think of it as a mouse sized hair dryer. I was able to heat up the paint and the glue enough to soften them and I used foam to push it all into place and after it cooled it stayed as I had positioned it. It was very satisfying rolling a 1/24 scale car over the rumble strip and experience it.

About the little marker posts, I decided early on that that directed your eye too much back into the lane, and if I had included them, I would have had to omit the chevrons. I decided I wanted the chevrons as they are very distinct for Australian roads (I remember staring at those shapes when I was a kid), so they were a compromise. Canaletto omitted the flag poles outside San Marco sometimes so that he could just paint the basilica façade, I feel like I am in good company in adjusting the view a little!

Thanks again for the comments.
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2016, 05:31:56 AM »

Congratulations on the successful model.
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 07:47:14 PM »

I just had another piece in an exhibition at the Krakow Gallery at the end of last year. This one is from Santiago de Compostela. I was amazed when it sold in less than a minute after the show opened! Click on the link and scroll down to the K's and you can see it:

https://www.krakowwitkingallery.com/annual-aids-benefit-2017

And as an added bonus they asked me for a second piece (I had something on my office wall, just hanging around) to sell to someone who missed out. It was a great end to the year for me.

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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 08:04:03 PM »

Congratulations Narayan! It's great to see you having success. Also nice to see so many other pieces selling for a good cause.
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 08:17:41 PM »

Not only did you display your piece but you sold it. Excellent. That show appears to be very elegant and well organized. Congratulations. -- Russ
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 11:43:28 PM »

Congratulations! There were a number of very interesting pieces in the exhibitions.
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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2018, 07:55:11 PM »

Congrats!
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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2018, 02:37:52 AM »

This is art. But whom am I telling about it ...
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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2018, 07:15:16 AM »

Congratulations. Another road well taken. Good textures and colors.
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