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ALAN DALE GROSS http://artistalan.wixsite.com/abrushwithalan
334 East Washington Street, Georgetown, Kentucky 40324
H: 859-693-2554 email@example.com
I create ARTWORK that has it's OWN 'PRESENCE'.
The Colors designed in the Artwork WILL Reach Out and TOUCH You from ACROSS the ROOM.
I employ a special technique to achieve this "PRESENCE", in a Work of ART
where the Painting 'CARRIES' when viewed from ACROSS THE ROOM,
to pull you toward it.
That special Artist Technique involves the use of:
3 Hot Primary Colors
3 Cold Primary Colors.
The balance of Hot & Cold Primary Colors are also juxtaposed with the Checkerboard lights and darks and with the white of the paper.
AND: The Only One Way to Accomplish this Effect is Subtle and SURPRISING.
This Technique involves a conscience, knowledgeable, effort TO NOT MIX GRAY !
We already know Gray is Created by Mixing Red, Yellow and Blue.
HOWEVER, to Achieve the effect of this Technique, we must first Know
IF "THE RED" or "THE YELLOW" that we are using to mix
ALREADY HAVE "BLUE" IN THEM.
Is the 'Red' already a 'Bluish-Red'?
Is the 'Yellow' already a 'Bluish-Yellow'?
If so, then We MAY THINK we're Mixing an "Orange",
by Combining "Red" and "Yellow",
but: If the "Red", or the "Yellow" we are mixing already has SOME "Blue" in Them:
then: "Red" (with some Blue) and/ or "Yellow" ( with some Blue) = GRAY.
That is why Most Artwork you see has a Dark, Muddy-ish Appearance,
which is fine to create that somber mood.
But: It's just "Over There", expressing it's somber mood, in Grays.
IT DOESN'T "CARRY" VISUALLY to A DISTANCE
and have IT'S OWN 'PRESENCE', to Reach Out and TOUCH You
and DRAW YOU from ACROSS the ROOM.
That's what I do.
I began entering Art Shows at age 7, and have created a montage of works during various "Periods", since that time.
My Professional Illustration Career began in 1976, after extensive training in Technical & Professional Illustration when began Illustrating Exploded Assembly Drawings, in Ink, of Automobile Parts, for Buick, out of my home, as a young man.
Having won First Place in Drawing two consecutive years
in The Kentucky Heritage Artists Tri-State Competition, Judged by Gary Akers,
I went on to Develope Large Watercolor Landscapes, while also Illustrating
Technically Drawn Operator Instructions and Service Manuals, Posters, Logos,
Architectural Drawings, Plant Layouts & Work Instructions,
for various Fortune 500 companies,
including Buick, I.B.M., Hoover, G.T.E., Jerrico (Jerry's), F.M.C. Link-Belt, Johnson Controls, Amazon.com, NASCAR, The U.S. Patent Office, and Toyota.
Upon entering the Digital Age,
this lead to drawing all aspects of Architectural Drawings on computer, i.e., Renderings, elevations, floor plans, Plant Layouts, Site Plans, Experimental Housing Projects, etc.
My Art Carreer progressed from school,
to being "noticed",
to group shows,
then solo shows,
and finally to placement in museums, by the early 80's,
when four pieces of my work were Presented,
with signed works of Andy Warhol, and became a part of the Permanent Gallery of
the University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, Kentucky
(current Registrar, Maggerat Bond.)
I look forward to using this Creative Voice
to Create Visual Art with PRESENCE and interacting with collectors.
Alan Dale Gross - Artist
Versatile and Extensive experience in Technical Illustration, Arcitectural Rendering, Patent Design, Fine Art Watercolor, Acrylic and Ink.