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Contemporary Watercolor Painting, 'Design for Space', 2022 by David Ruth

2022

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This is a contemporary abstract watercolor painting by artist David Ruth. This series of paintings often feature bright colors and vibrant layouts that draw the viewer in. They are created to help conceptualize his work before turning it into cast glass sculpture. These paintings come unframed. About David Ruth's Watercolor Series in his own words: "Watercolor is a wonderful and simple way to sketch a quick idea, compared to casting glass. I have made them for years and rarely shown my work on paper to anyone, preferring to concentrate on showing cast glass. I love the flow of watercolor. It offers an analogy for hot glass, especially the direct way I have often poured glass color and to use the streaks and inventions. I like to brag that in many of my watercolors, the brush never touches the paper. A bit of an exaggeration but to corral the flow informs the technique. I often call them Designs for Sculpture or Designs for Space. Sculptural ideas have developed in this medium which can be done quickly. Forms and movement, color combinations, new colors, gravity and even time can pour out of the brush. To see them again reminds me of old friends, my sculptures, windows, paths taken and ideas not explored." About David Ruth David Ruth is an Oakland, California based glass sculptor that has been making large-scale cast glass sculptures and architectural features for over 30 years. Often featuring bright colors and contrasting polished surfaces with rough textures, the work has been featured in architecture, museums, and in galleries around the world. He holds degrees in History from University of California at Santa Cruz and glass from California College of the Arts. Over the years he has taught various workshops and classes in glass techniques and is considered an innovator in glass casting.
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