Returning to the high desert where he was raised, artist Peter Buchan has opened a second studio in the Southern Sierras, gateway to the Sequoia National Forest. Inspired by the Kern River Valley, the artist has changed directions from painting his iconic waves, and is now launching a new series of works he calls Dripscapes.
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Chopstick Drip Painting (from real customers)
Q. "How did you come up with this technique? Were you eating Kung Pao when you were painting?"
A.No, Chinese food was not involved. Chopsticks hold the line of the paint better than most tools.
Q."Is that splatter art? Wow, you do a lot with drool."
A.No splattering or drooling here. It's a combination of figurative line drawing/painting with action art.
Q."Oh, I have seen this before. You are combining something with the paint to make it look that way."
A. No. The art is not mixed media. The technique uses only industrial enamel paint dripped from chopsticks.
Long Beach, CA - Competing among more than 600 artists from 22 countries, Pete Buchan won "Best Overall" in a seascapes art competition held in May, curated by the Light Space and Time Gallery. His winning entry, "A Moment Ago," captures a breaking wave. The 2' x 5' painting was created by dripping industrial enamel paint from chopsticks onto a wood panel, which Buchan fabricated through a woodworking process of cutting, staining, sanding and varnishing.