original art - hand-painted portraits - cutout portraits - construct portraits
by artist terry lefler
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My concept for the "cutout" painting was to eliminate the background of the painting and to let the wall show through and become a part of the painting.
The paintings are done on wood or 'aluminum composite' material, which is approximately 1/4" thick and is supported in back by a metal framework, that is designed to prevent the material from warping. The depth of the metal framework causes the painting to be approximately 3/4" away from the wall thus providing interesting shadows, which change with lighting conditions.
There is "picture wire" in back of the painting so that the painting can hang on the wall by the usual "nail-in-the-wall" method.
This paintings, shown above, range in weigh between 4 and 15 pounds - depending on the size of the painting and the substrate material.
These are "cutout" or "outline" paintings.
There is no background.
The house becomes a part of the painting.
A change in the room lighting, the texture of the wall, or the color of the background, causes the appearance of the painting to change.
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