Abstract Deer Art
Moody storm paintings evolved out-of studio experimentation by Red Deer musician Paul Boultbee.
“I became wanting to depict storms mono-chromatically, ” stated Boultbee — while the results is seen in his Storm Warnings display of mixed-media works on Marjorie Wood Gallery in Red Deer’s Kerry Wood Nature Centre.
The abstract singer opted to try out items that had been close by in the studio in downtown Red Deer. Boultbee discovered tissue paper and glued it, crinkled, to anchor a canvas.
As he painted over this texture with one color, the wrinkles at the bottom for the work became similar to flat Prairie surface or a dark water.
Aided by the muscle taking form as land or roiling water, the monochromatic streaks he made up of their paintbrush dipped in fast-drying acrylic paint started resembling a turbulent sky.
In blue version, a lightning streak of white looks in the coated thunderstorm. “we allow paint fall where it might fall… and I also also learned when you should end fiddling, said Boultbee, who saw this streak as a fortuitous accident. “I thought, don’t screw it up. Just move away…”
Boultbee used different tints to created different varieties of storm impacts, from a blizzard in white paint to a firestorm in orange.
He believes these violent storm paintings tend to be since representational as his art has ever already been, and enjoys the crisis he’s created on fabric.
“I like the end result of the sweeping shots, ” stated Boultbee. He hopes the eight paintings in exhibit enables viewers to appreciate some of the colours that normally can be found in stormy heavens, including greens and yellows.
“Everyone loves storms, so this was not therapeutic!” added the artist, with a chuckle.
Boultbee graduated from Red Deer College’s visual arts program in 2003 and works part-time as a RDC librarian. Storm Warnings operates to May 2. An opening reception may be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday during the gallery.