Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Linen Liners and A Nifty Quote

Framed with Linen Liners

For a long time I have been wanting to post about my linen liners and framing process. Maggie Price has done it for me.

Via Lloyd's Art Info, comes this quote I hadn't seen before.
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced." Vincent Van Gogh.


Miki Willa said...

I like your quote. Our local paper today ran a quote that was not so positive about painting. "Painting is dead. The good art today isn't painting. As you go into the 21st century, you see media taking over, right?" Michael Govan, new director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
How does an painter respond to that?

Casey Klahn said...

New Media art is so yesterday, to phrase it in the vernacular. In Wikipedia, it's already listed as history.

My response is to paint, of course! People still live in homes with walls, the last time I checked. We still have eyes.

More to the content of the "painting/art is dead" meme, I offer the fact that Post Modernism is eclipsed by the continuation of art and painting today. I know for sure that I haven't painted every landscape that is in me.

Brice Marden (whose recent decade of works explores "heightened color". Hmmnn...) mocks this"dead" attitude by admiting that painting is smearing dirt on a surface, just like the pre-historics did. That has some cache, don't you think?

daviddrawsandpaints said...

Spooky - I was just this very day looking again at Vincent's work to help inform my own!

As for miki's local newspaper I would say: stuff the media, what do they know about real life? There are lots of artists trying to respond direct from lfe and make some sense of it, and their own.

You stick in there miki, you are doing some fine work!

Eden Compton said...

Thanks for this post Casey. I've been thinking about using linen liners -- this is helpful. Love the paintings you have hanging in the photo!

Casey Klahn said...

The linen adds class. My patrons that have a choice, though, seem to always choose mats.

I think for this season we're going to go back to mats, and narrow ones as seen in exhibitions. Before, we did wide mats. I say 'we" because my wife is the framer.

Thanks for the compliment, Eden. Coming from you it is high praise, as I admire your work, too. Those works visible have all sold by now, and the challenge is on to get some art ready for three or four shows this year.

Any gallery people looking in? I'm seeking another hanging this year.