"Now for the Painter" includes 4 videos and a series of digital painting. The project is a tribute to Turner’s last seascapes. The title is from R.J.W. Turner’s piece Now for the Painter, (Rope) Passengers Going on Board (Pas-de-Calais), 1827. The reference to a painter was Turner’s homage to the Dutch painter Aelbert Cuyp. I have been intrigued both by Turner’s skill with the brush, and by his interest in technology. I couldn't help but contemplate his likely interest in digital media if he was practicing today. My admiration for Turner’s paintings, passion for kayaking, and the beauty of a near by lake, were the inspiration for these seascapes.
The paintings were sourced from video stills, printed and painted, re-digitized, manipulated, and finally printed and mounted on aluminum. Each piece is framed in an antique gilded frame, carefully chosen for its design and compatibility with the painting. The frames are not an after thought, but central to each painting.