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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Large Tyvek Paintings from Janet Read on Tyvek 10G

Tyvek is certainly great for large artworks, and Janet Read certainly shows that with her two large paintings on Tyvek entitled Reading the Wave 1 and Reading the Wave 2. How large? Each is 5 feet wide by 12 feet high. Tyvek 10G was used for these paintings. They were part of her exhibition shown recently at two galleries in Ontario Canada.

The artist, Janet Read, comments:
These works were created on hard surface Tyvek 10G for the Reading the Wave exhibitions. My work was inspired by residencies in Newfoundland, Canada and on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland. I used acrylic paint with the Tyvek medium and lots of water to do these works, titled Reading the Wave #1 and #2. The surface of the Tyvek is really beautiful especially with a thin wash of acrylic which makes the fiber grain visible. A soft linear texture is revealed under the paint, like a frost pattern on ice.

It is really wonderful to roll up two paintings, 60 x 144 inches, and pop them in a box and away they go. I had special dowels made at the Japanese Paper Place in Toronto that have rare earth magnets in them. They clip together and held the piece perfectly. They were 1 and a half inch dowels with four pairs of magnets imbedded in them.

About Janet Read
Janet Read is a Canadian artist specializing in non-figurative painting. She is a member of the Ontario Society of Artists. Her work can be viewed on her website www.janet-read.com and is available for purchase at galleries in Toronoto, Peterborough, Montreal and Edmonton. Read has exhibited her color-saturated paintings from Quebec to Alberta. Her recent exhibits were held October 11 to November 17, 2012 at Aurora Cultural Centre in Aurora ON, and November 22 to December 22, 2012 at Rebecca Gallery, Toronto, ON.

Many thanks to Janet Read for sharing her work on Tyvek. All photos copyright Janet Read, used with her permission.

If you want to use Tyvek to create paintings or other artwork, large or small, you can purchase many styles of Tyvek online, including Tyvek 10G. For further assistance, please contact Material Concepts or call us at 215-338-6515. Material Concepts is an authorized DuPont™ Tyvek® master distributor.

Reading the Wave #1                Reading the Wave #2

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