The Welder Graffiti

Today’s watercolor experiment:

It took me a long time to find the photograph that I used as a reference for today’s watercolor. Back in 1989, I sometimes had two cameras with me, one with black and white film and the other with color negative or color slide film.  I was very organized, keeping all my developed film in archival sleeves, along with contact sheets. In order to have immediate access to my images, I began digitizing my film several weeks ago. Most of my digitized images have been film, which I placed in electronic folders, organized and filed with the same labeling as the sleeves containing the negatives.

‘The Welder’ image was taken with slide film. Slides are more easily misplaced and harder to keep track of, even digitally.  But I found it!

The Welder is a work of graffiti that directly references the artist. The ‘Moon Man’ has a palette in one hand three paint brushes in the other. Is this a self portrait?

Watercolor: Graffiti Entitled, "The Welder"

The Welder Graffiti
4″x6″ 140# Mixed Media Paper

The space between the brick columns looks like it could be a stretched canvas. It appears that there was some graffiti scribbles before ‘moon man’ made his debut. It is interesting to contemplate the timeline associated with any given collection of graffiti. When I took the photo it appears that the figure was the most recent artistic outpouring on the brick canvas.

Photograph: Graffiti Entitled, "The Welder"

Welder Graffiti – Reference Photo

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