Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Drudge report

Today's photo depicts some of the drudge work of an artist, making the paintings so the collector can hang them. Here is a photo of artist Jay Rolfe attaching hanger rings to the back of a canvas so he can attach a picture wire. Rolfe has found it "safer" to attach the hanging rings and wire before painting, as there is less chance of damaging the finished painting than when attaching them after completing the painting.

This is just a glimpse of the myriad things that need to be done besides putting paint on the canvas. With Jay Rolfe's large Pop Art 3-D paintings, he must create a 3-D framework on which to stretch the canvas. That takes a lot of time and energy. Fortunately, with the 3 feet high paintings he is working on today, he can use pre-stretched canvas.

This is the latest step of artist Jay Rolfe on his Journey From Starving Artist To 21st Century Picasso. You may view some of Jay Rolfe's signature style, his innovative Pop Art 3-D paintings, on his website at

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