Thursday, February 12, 2009

Red Onion and being tagged

6"x6" oil/panel

Here is a peeled red onion. Also my partial response to Loriann's tagging of me. I guess I need to say 7 things about me so here goes.

1. When I was 14 years old (1982) I won the regional rubik's cube solve competition. 37 seconds in the final. I liked arranging colors rapidly even then!

2. I raced mountain bikes from age 25-32. Two hyperextended knees later I decided to ride recreationally.

3. I spent 3 years of my life practicing kundalini yoga. I still do when needed.

4. I meditate about 15 minutes every day. (closed eyes focus meditation)

5. I homebrew biodiesel and burn it in my car and my furnace. ( this means I gather grease from local restaurants and convert it to fuel..)

6. No more titanium white. EVER!! Zinc rules

7. I'm addicted to puzzles of all forms.

I'll tag some folks when I have more time to do research.


Loriann Signori said...

Wow!!! Look at that onion will you! Everything about it is awesome Brian.
(Wish I painted it)
On another note, I loved reading your facts. That's great that you make your own bio-diesel.Is it hard to do? Not only are your paintings amazing -you are too!

brian eppley said...

Hi Loriann.
Thanks for the nice words. making biodiesel is rather work intensive, however not that difficult. It basically requires converting a hot water heater to a processor. Lots of valves and a few pumps. Off to see your new stuff.

Jala Pfaff said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Why zinc white and not titanium?

brian eppley said...

Jala, I find that titanium white seems to overpower the colors too much. This is a new discovery for me and when I look back at older pieces I can see the new stuff has sharper color. This may be exagerrated by the way I mix but for now I like the switch.

Loriann Signori said...

Brian, I keep coming back to visit this onion, so I thought you should know. It's such a beauty. I look to it as the perfect palette knife painting.

Loriann Signori said...

What do you think of Permalba white, which is a mixture of zinc and titanium?

brian eppley said...

I've never used it so I don't know. I appreciate you liking the onion. This was done in planes and at the last moment edges were addressed.