Lionish-ent

Lionish-ent
KAPOW 2021 Week 18Digital PaintingMay 2, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

Another in the ‘ent’ series. A digitally painted lion-ish creature (well, not really lion-ish….) bursting forth from a downed tree on Rialto Beach.

Compare the painting with the original photo below:

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Remember, there is no definition of art…..

Folding Table Top

Folding Table Top
KAPOW 2021 Week 17WoodworkingApril 25, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

Several weeks ago I built a fold-up camp table. The table design is based on a fold-up table that my father builds. The design is great, small, and super useful at camp. I have one of my father’s table (picture below) and built this one.

As mentioned above, I built the table a couple of weeks ago. I put a thick coat of epoxy resin on the top I made….and it was kind of a disaster. So, this week for the KAPOW, I built this new top of out strips of varying woods. It came out looking nice.

Rethinking the design of the table top, I would put a thin strip of wood running 90 degrees to the strips along the edge that makes the seam of the table top. I think it would look nicer and also be a stronger joint to keep the table top together better longer.

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

SeaStar

SeaStar
KAPOW 2021 Week 15PhotographyApril 8, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

A Sea Star on the beach. Along the Strait of Juan de Fuca/Salish Sea, we do not see as many sea stars as along the open Pacific Ocean, so this little guy was a welcome sight.

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

Chinese Gardens

Chineese Gardens
KAPOW 2021 Week 14PhotographyMarch 29, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

A photograph of Chinese Gardens from Fort Worden State Park. A hailstorm squall blew through just before the sky cleared and the sun came out. Chinese Gardens is a a lagoon…..and not a garden.

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Remember, there is no definition of art…..

Vector Chairs

Woodpecker Test
KAPOW 2021 Week 12Digital DrawingMarch 21, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

A slow KAPOW week…. I experimented with converting pictures of things to vector drawings in Adobe Illustrator. Here are some chairs that came out interesting.

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Remember, there is no definition of art…..

Cardboard Candle Holders

Cardboard Candle Holders
KAPOW 2021 Week 9Mixed-mediaFebruary 28, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

Yes, cardboard does sound like a really bad choice for making candle holders! They are made of cardboard encased in epoxy resin and then turned on the wood lathe.

The pattern of the wavy cardboard in the resin came out great. The undulating lines create an interesting motif.

Making the resin encased cardboard blank was pretty straight-forward. Some making of photos are below.

I made the tops out of distressed bronze. The tops did not come out at all like I hoped or wanted. Plus, I miss drilled one and it is somewhat off center. I plan to remake the tops in the future.

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..