Thomas Kawall Creative Finishes

Thomas Kawall Creative Finishes

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Artist Bio

Thomas S. Kawall, (B 1948, Chicago) Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois, BA Degree Art Education (full art scholarship) 1973. Taught art in Chicago, Illinois, and for the past 35yrs, live in Grand Rapids, MI. Proprietor of several businesses, Fine Art Framing, Airbrush Illustration and Photo Retouching, Creative Finishes, interior faux finish specialist airbrush marbling, simulated wallpaper, Trompe l Oeil, stained glass, swimming pools graphics, free hand graining, custom furniture finishing, color consulting. I’m a self-taught airbrush artist for 35+ years. My, techniques I use freehand, puzzle masking, bridge masking, pixel imaging. Using these techniques in my art Endangered Species, Species in the Skies, Fronts and Transformers. The development of these techniques eliminates drawing on the surface, cutting the surface, creating a softer airbrushed image and smooth professional surface. The mediums I use, custom mixed acrylic paints, on a gesso sprayed finish canvas, or illustration board. The development of the art can be a combination of a photographic image or a technical construction exploring the content of color. For my photography reference work, I use both SLR and DSLR. The photos provide the necessary information for the painting and the opportunity for computer digital adjustment and printing study references. This also eliminates, copyright infringement using stock photo references. The art of exploration, Abstract Expressionism, Airbrushed Photo – Realism, Hard Edge, Color Field Painting. The new exploration, Color Field Series 101, a retrospective of Abstract Expressionists Art, using unprimed stretched raw canvas, for the paintings surface, applying straightforward bold washes, using traditional and custom made brushes and airbrushes. The controlled color washes develop the transparent overlays of double shading or middle mixture developing a spatial level on the same surface or optical penetration. The raw canvas enhances the intermingling of color and adds suede like finish to the art work. My theory of art, after all is created and done, is a self-expression of a creative experiment of a thought process, in art there’s no final solution, just a demand for an unending performance that invites constant reconsideration. The new work is a retrospective of the Abstract Expressionists, Color Field, Hard Edge artists. Now, I have the time and intention to create.



Series: Color Fields 101, Field No3