Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Marathon... No April Fool's Joke!!! ( But I considered it!)




This is what my job for the month looks like at the moment. Of course I need to prime, mount linen, etc.. But 120 panels (5x7) look a little overwhelming when I consider that in 30 days they should all have an image on them.

Would this be a bad time for an April Fool's Joke??? :-) Oh... the coffee cup is just there for scale. Up here coffee is mandatory hydration and many of those being hydrated come from the old country, Norge. I'll be needing some.

15 comments:

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Wow, that's a lot of panels!

LSaeta said...

Good for you! I can't wait to see these. Now, for those of us that are also "collectors" do you have a fun pricing structure put together for these 120 panels? Would love to know!

Marc R. Hanson said...

You got that right Kim!

Leslie go to the website blog where the pics will be posted. There's a pdf at the bottom that says "Sales Procedures' that spells it all out. It lists how much, how shipped, prices including shipping and insurance et al.

Sharon Wright said...

OMIGOLLYGOSHCRIKEY! That is some task you have set yourself! Shall follow with interest, and probably learn something myself.
I have tagged you for the Passion for Painting award, because you have pasion in bucketfuls!
Good luck

AnnG said...

Go, Mark, go!

Bill Guffey said...

Hi Marc. If I'm reading this correctly, it looks like the only prep work you've done is to cut your panels? Are these birch, masonite, or something else?

Even though I've never taken the "one a day" challenge, I usually meet that mark anyway. Just because of my addiction to painting. ;) I CAN NOT imagine 4 a day.

Good luck. I'll be watching with interest. And taking notes along the way.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you, all.

Sharon thank you for that award. I'm backlogged on catching up to a couple of those. I'm grateful but will be slow at doing my duty about it.

Bill I'm using 8-ply rag museum board. The photo was last night before I primed them. I'm using 2 coats of shellac on some, acrylic primer on some and will mount linen on some. This is a great substrate for small paintings like these. It's completely archival, 100% rag, thicker than thin hardboard and lightweight. I am not sure which surface prep that I'm going to like the most, so I only did 50 of them last night. That'll last me the first 12 days.

BY THE WAY... IT'S NOW WHITE OUTSIDE...AGAIN...AND GETTING WHITER MY THE MINUTE!!!

Donna T said...

You can do it, Marc! Just keep thinking of the hardships your ancestors endured ... and keep painting!

Marc R. Hanson said...

Donna T you cracked me up. :) Almost lost the first gulp of that dark nourishing beverage!

I sure don't equate a day out painting to plows, wild animals and NO amenities at all. But it 'ain't' all that easy either. ;-)

I'm packing up, long johns and all, for the day out. We'll see what happens. "Adjustment" is a fav word of mine and the word for the day....back to my smoothie.

Anonymous said...

Gogogo its April 1st already! :-)

You could always paint the view from out one (or all) of the windows in your house. No need looking for a subject as its already framed!...and you get the benefit of paining inside with the warmth. If you get really desperate. ;-)

Eugene

Art Ist said...

Don't you have cabin fever yet?.....how you going to stay inside when the weather turns nice..plein air?....looking forward to the marathon......

connie said...

I think this is a wonderful task you have set for yourself (and I'm glad it's you and not me.) Can't wait to see the posts of your work. Also I found the rag museum board interesting and would love to know more about it. Duh! Guess I will do my own research..I know you will be busy, busy, busy.

Erik said...

Hi Marc,
I'm really looking forward to this.
I hope you will enjoy the experience, it's a big pile of paintings. And with all that snow, your white gesso primed paintings are almost done!
Good luck with your Viking diet (black coffee and raw meat).

Marian Fortunati said...

You're kidding, right????

OMG... Well even if you only finish half you will have done a great lot of work!! I look forward to seeing the fruits of your labor and love!!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhh! That's enough to drive me mad! I just finished 50 paintings in 50 days and the subject was a lot simpler. You are amazing and I love all of the little paintings.