Corner of Clifton and Ludlow 360°
16" x 20" Oil Pastel
"360° images are the future - everyone will wear virtual glasses." Says Tom Lohre. Paintings become a new experience and the next 360° paintings by Tom Lohre will be large, 30" x 40", and figurative in the traditional manner. 360° paintings must work on two viewing manners: the painting on the wall and the painting in the 360° viewer.
This painting uses a special technique of melting nine oil pastel colors. Each color plays a major role in creating atmosphere and form. Though the surface looks like an impasto impressionistic oil painting, melting the oil pastels makes the execution clean, simple, and once cooled, dries to touch. Tom invented the technique for a Lego painting machine he made. The manner appealed to Tom because he could travel with it and create paintings that looked like oil but without the messiness and drying time. The painting machine could only handle eight colors. Tom experimented in many variations of eight colors and in time distilled all colors into these nine. The manner is uniquely Tom's. Go to 360° image online: http://tomlohre.com/360.htm
Donated By Tom Lohre