This blog is Copyright ©1995~2016 by Karl Denton

Friday, March 16, 2018

It's been a while, here is what I have been working on...

It's been a while folks and it has been crazy busy.  I'm in the process of buying a house in Detroit with my daughter.  A very cool really 19th century home with some cool history.  The house was built in 1928 and is quite big.  Big being the case I could not justify keeping the studio at 333 Midland so I've moved all of that stuff back to the condo.  We are waiting for the title to clear and are getting excited to get back into the city.

In the meantime I am still working on projects though with things all cluttered here they are in constant motion so I can start one, move it and get another one going.  I am in the process of making a full body male figure in fiberglass for a client, see the images below of the casting process.  I have a new "Made in the D" product coming out soon.  They are hand made/painted leather coasters which will be sold on Etsy and else where. We are working on getting them into a few shops in Downtown Detroit. See images below.

Still producing abstracts and surreal large paintings.  I've started to paint larger as they seem to sell faster and for a larger amount of money.

Several projects are on hold until we get into the new house and I have my workshop setup again.  As soon as we confirm the house is our I will update everyone with the new workspace and painting studio.

Back to work...



 


 



 


 


 

 

 

 



Here are a few sample of the leather coasters I am still waiting for the branding iron to arrive which will brand each coaster the "Hand made in the D".



Thursday, February 1, 2018

Sights and sounds from the Breaking Boarders Sci-Fi Show

This has to be one of the best shows I've been a part of in a long time.  Wonderful art, great people and some fantastic music!

This piece went home with me...





This one went home with Shelby (daughter).



This was my entry in the show...





Shelby and I made it into the Detroit Metro Times.


And here is a snippet of Wesley and the Crushers




Thursday, January 4, 2018

Breaking Borders "Sci-Fi" Show

Very please to announce that my piece "The Mark X1" will be in the Breaking Borders Sci-Fi show on January 26th and January 27th at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit, MI.


Monday, December 4, 2017

UPDATE: Detroit Dirty Show 19 Entries

Above is The Genesis Plant - Erectus Vagatails

Above is the Gold Member Ring

Above is My Dick Solid Pewter Paperweight.  

Very happy to announce ALL three of my entries were accepted into the show!  



Friday, August 25, 2017

My Perfect Woman - The Detroit Dirty Show...

Very proud to have this piece, My Perfect Woman, included in the Detroit Dirty Show!

Now that the show is over, this piece is for sale!  It measures 18"w x 24"t x 7.5"d, it is made of fiberglass and painted in oils.  Price is $3,200 which does not include shipping.  Interested parties should email me with their address so I can calculate shipping costs.

Visit http://www.dirtydetroit.com/ for tickets they sell out very fast!


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Been a busy time...

It's been a while since I've updated my blog so I figured I'd get it done.

Things are busy here...

New studio is up and running:


I chose to keep the studio mostly for my engineering based art, the stuff I have to build and continue to create my oil paintings in my home based studio.  It's a great space in what used to be a stamping plant of some sorts.  Located at 333 Midland St. Highland Park MI, I am in Studio F.  Generally I get down to work there 2 or 3 days a week.  My daughter and I are in the process of looking for a home in the greater Detroit area so the commute will be far less.  Taking advantage of a MICHDA program where they help folks buy homes.  And as it turns out, I've been looking in the same neighborhood that I grew up in in Detroit.  Feels like I've come full circle. 

Now for updates on work: 

This piece in another in my series: Jesus of Suburbia called "Daddy found God in a bottle".


Made a great deal of progress on "The Genesis Plant" Working on a paper to describe how all of humanity came from this plant in one elegant fashion.


Finished this part of a much broader installation called "Primitive".


Made progress toward finishing "Something Wicked This Way Comes".


Got this ready to make a mold of for what will become a hanging lamp.  Not sure what to call it yet. 


And of course still producing abstracts, these are acrylic on canvas. 




Monday, June 5, 2017

My eBooks are now available for purchase...

I am very happy to announce that my first 2 eBooks are up and for sale on Kobo.com. 

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Karl%20Denton&fcsearchfield=Author

First two titles:

Magic Machines: Clarence the Clayosaurus and Shelby Discover Stereolithography - An explanation of the popular 3D printing process that uses lasers to convert a liquid into a solid.

My Stories - My most popular hot and steamy stories in one place, it's a fantastic ride!

Upcoming titles:

Detroit Erotica - A journey one man took in photography, art and the written word.

My Figure Study Image Sets - Designed for artists who explore painting, sculpting, drawing and more.  These figure studies have been sold to art students worldwide.  Each eBook will have four models in various poses, each pose consists of at least 34 images and gives a 360 degree view of the model.