Posts Tagged "paint"

January 21, 2011

Aleksandr Petrov

Have you ever made a painting?  If you’re a regular reader to this blog, there’s probably a decent chance that you have.  Ok.  Have you ever made 29,000 paintings?  Probably not.  Aleksandr Petrov has.  And that was just for one project – The Old Man and the Sea.  Petrov finger-paints onto glass panels with slow-drying oil paint, photographs each painting, and stitches them all together to form a beautiful, painterly video.  I haven’t made it through the whole film–it’s fairly long–but you can begin to appreciate the work instantly…

If you want to see more of the process (in Russian of course), here’s a video of Petrov talking about his methods–just be sure to turn on closed captioning on Youtube if you want to understand anything.


May 29, 2009


Seriously impressive graffiti & murals from the UK’s Richt.richt_okgreat5.jpgricht_okgreat2.jpgricht_okgreat3.jpgricht_okgreat4.jpgSo clean and precise!  Looks like a lot of Richt’s work is done legally, which explains the meticulousness.richt_okgreat6.jpgNo official website at the moment (someone build this man a site), so check out Richt’s Flickr.  Be sure to take a gander at his work with a pen too, it’s equally enjoyable.


March 9, 2009

Beautify Durham


Over the weekend, the big green construction wall across from our offices was finally hit by a graffiti artist.  Finally.  And although it’s definitely not the most impressive paint in the world, it’s something on that big green canvas.  And it might be the first prominent bit of spray paint I’ve seen around the city.

Anyone who’s spent any amount of time in downtown Durham must surely have noticed the disproportionate amount of vacant buildings, big blank walls and construction…So where’s the graffiti?  What’s up, Durham? dsc_0068.jpg
Portland, Maine has more graffiti than us and we all know Maine doesn’t have soul.  Step your game up, painters!