i’m jealous of casey roberts

Oooh! The foresty, night-time world of American painter Casey Roberts … ok, now I want to carve my initials, and a rainbow, into an owl-populated, moth-covered tree. By moonlight. In the summertime. Sigh …  TJC ‘s CR

Oh, and you really need to hear how he makes these… they ain’t just paint on canvas:

My paintings are created with a photochemical process known as cyanotype. The cyanotype is a civil war era process that when exposed to sunlight and developed gives a vibrant blue image. I paint with this light sensitive medium directly on paper or canvas. With everyday items such as baking soda, bleach and peroxide I am able to achieve a range of colors and textures thru controlled chemical reactions. I repeat this process adding many layers until the image is fully realized, often finishing with watercolor painting or a collage element. It’s not as nerdy as it sounds.

{psst… he has a show opening at Vermont’s Walker Contemporary on Sept 13… go if you can!}

comments (8)

  1. Meredith Adams [Brilliant Light Photography] /// 09.04.2013 /// 6:50am

    I saw your blog for this first time a few days ago, and immediately fell in love and subscribed to it. So I just wanted to say “hello!” and thanks for the awesome posts. 🙂 I’m currently getting my BFA in Fine Arts, so I think this is just fantastic.

  2. the jealous curator /// 09.04.2013 /// 6:52am

    yay! thanks so much meredith… and good luck with your BFA!

  3. Debra /// 09.04.2013 /// 8:29am

    Nice!!!!! What an interesting technique the artist uses too. Slightly in love with their work now, thanks for sharing.

  4. danielle (aka the jealous curator) /// 09.04.2013 /// 11:16am

    yes! really cool way to use materials… with an amazing result!

  5. Simon /// 09.05.2013 /// 1:48pm

    this reminds me a bit of, or maybe not remind me but I got this picture in my mind:


    like two or more different artists has done something together. a collaboration that turned out gorgeous and amazing.

    best regards


  6. Miss Ruth /// 09.09.2013 /// 12:08pm

    I like the last bit of the artist’s statement: “It’s not as nerdy as it sounds” Hee hee.

  7. Miss Ruth /// 09.09.2013 /// 12:08pm

    Also, the art is fantastic, of course.

  8. the jealous curator /// 09.09.2013 /// 4:37pm

    … and not nerdy! ; )