Description THE PAINTING..Venetian Plaster 4ft x 8ft sheet of plywood that I spent 1100 labor hours working on. I took 2 sheets of plywood raised them off each other by 2 inches. I cut out the windows and wall paintings and did 3 separate oil paints ( Adam and Eve, Abraham and Issac, and The background landscape ). I used Venetian plaster for the ceiling, walls, and floor. The table is made from blood wood and purple heart exotic woods. the painting frames are walnut. For J.C. and the boys I started with a wooden artist manikin and got the pose right, than took a picture of it, I re-sized it and got the dimensions right than printed it. I laid trace paper over the shape and drew the actual faces and clothing and took another picture of it and printed it out on canvass. Than I did the oil painting . .......THE RESEARCH....I had to do a lot of research for this one and I ran across Di Vincis notes that describes all the disciples and the one everyone thinks is Mary M. is really John. He describes John as very young and boyish, effeminate. There is no hidden messages in My work of art and according to Big Daddy Lenny I couldn't find any in his notes either. Price $45,000 Venetian Plaster Paintings.
Daniel Quigley Member Since February 2009 Artist Statement My education is in engineering, and I also minored in drafting and design. I own a home theater company that allows me to build very cool and very expensive, theme rooms in peoples homes. I guess that is where I get the ability to build the works of art I do....Anyways...About a year ago I bought a house across the street from me and I turned it into an art studio/wood shop......Now I can come home from work and work on my venetian plaster paintings until 3:00 in the morning.......Not the smartest thing I have ever done, but I have fun.
I have traveled all over the USA doing my home theater gig working in the very elite homes and with very accomplished designer’s, architect’s,and craftsmen. This has exposed me to many different styles, themes and,designs that most people would never get a chance too see. I take from my travels those ideas I get to see and incorporate them into my venetian plaster art works.I have seen many finishes done with Venetian Plaster and I always thought it would be the coolest fine art medium.I started working with venetian plaster and found the reaction to be so......"Stop people in their tracks and ask what the hell is this".... that I was inspired enough to keep working with venetian plaster and have slowly gotten this concept off the ground and lately, I have had good success selling my work in many of the homes we find ourselves working in and at various art show I enter.
I thought I had stumbled into something new, but after further research I found it is actually a very ancient fine art medium.If you go back thousands of years you will find that some of the oldest art works still in existence were done with some form of plaster.I have searched for over a year now looking for other artisans that use it as a fine art medium and have come up with a big fat zero. Although there are many artisans that use it for a wall finish I find none of them that are trying to paint with it and, this is how I got started using it as a fine art medium.