Cookie Jar. Pebeo Moon and Prisme

The French art material maker Pebeo has come out with two amazing range of paints for fine artists and crafts people. Two ranges of opalescent, reactive paints that create an array of infinite effects, designs and textured appearances. Magnificent abstract effects are the result. Available in a variety of mixable, brilliant colors, including pearlescent and metallic shades; they can be used to create an opaque, marbled effect on almost any surface, including glass, wood, Plexiglas, canvas, ceramics, metal, and more.

Fantasy Prisme. Opalescent and daring, the colours reveal stunning honeycomb and textured effects when applied generously on horizontal surfaces.

Fantasy Moon. Pearly, opaque colours that immediately render a hammered or marbled effect when applied in thin or thick coats.

I was commissioned to work on three Porcelain Cookie Jars. I have never worked on irregular porcelain surface, and I knew for sure that acrylic won’t work. My art supplies store (Color Note, Doha) had introduced me to this new range of Pebeo product, which are solvent based. With boldness I embarked on painting with these Pebeo paints. Impressed with the effect. Cant wait to work with these solvent based paints on canvas.

 

Patric Rozario

Sept 2014

Pebeo Moon

Pebeo Moon

Fantasy

Fantasy

Peboe Prisme

Peboe Prisme

The final 3 wise old men. Fat and prosperous.

The final 3 wise old men. Fat and prosperous.

Back of the cookie jar provide ample clean space for me to work on.

Back of the cookie jar provided me ample clean space for me to work on.

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The cookie jar as it came to me. Virgin.

The cookie jar as it came to me. Virgin.

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From Trash to Treasure

A flip-flop discarded in Thailand finds its way to Hawaii, a bottle cast off from a tsunami in Japan becomes Alaska’s beach litter, and a six-pack drink plastic is chocking a turtle in Qatar. In a culture dependent upon the modern convenience of plastic, throwaway products of consumption are affecting oceans and shrinking our world as we all become connected through our trash.

The proliferation of plastic products in the last 70 years or so has been extraordinary; quite simply we cannot now live without them. This epidemic of plastic has resulted in an increased introduction from around 50 million tonnes in 1950 to 245 million tonnes in 2008 (Plastics Europe). Plastic is cheap and incredibly versatile with properties that make it ideal for many applications.  However, these qualities have also resulted in it becoming an environmental issue.  We have developed a ‘disposable’ lifestyle and estimates are that around 50% of the plastic we use we use just once and throw it away. Plastic is a valuable resource and plastic pollution is an unnecessary and unsustainable waste of that resource.

I was contacted by the Environment Department of The Pearl-Qatar (UDC) to create an art installation using plastic bottles and bottle caps. I took on this project to create an Eco Pond made entirely out of domestic plastic waste. Working together with 3 other fellow artist, we worked over a month to prepare for this art installation – From Trash To Treasure. For 2 consecutive weekends, we involved the community of Doha (including residents of The Pearl-Qatar and some school children, to complete this pond. Qatar Green Building Council reached out to all schools in Qatar, and collected 60,000 plastic bottle caps. This Eco Pond was finally assembled at Porto Arabia and unveiled on Earth Hour – 29th March 2014.

The flamingo body cut out from cardboard. Sample given to carpenter to cut out  on MDF board.

The flamingo body cut out from cardboard. Sample given to carpenter to cut out on MDF board.

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Plastic spoons when heated, will curl to resemble a petal.

Plastic spoons when heated, will curl to resemble a petal.

Varnishing the MDF body of the flamingo to render it waterproof.

Varnishing the MDF body of the flamingo to render it waterproof.

Smita Aloni created these water lilies from plastic milk cans.

Smita Aloni created these water lilies from plastic milk cans.

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The plastic spoons became the flowers.

Fishes created from plastic bottles.

Fishes created from plastic bottles.

When glued at the tail, the shape of the plastic bottle resembles the body of a fish. All I had to do was glue in the fins.

When glued at the tail, the shape of the plastic bottle resembles the body of a fish. All I had to do was glue in the fins.

One Yoghurt bottle cut into two lengthwise is enough to create 2 Koi fishes. The bottom piece of the bottle was used as the tail.

One Yoghurt bottle cut into two lengthwise is enough to create 2 Koi fishes. The bottom piece of the bottle was used as the tail.

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Artist Dr. Sreekumar painting the flamingo body, which was constructed out of plastic shopping bags.

Artist Dr. Sreekumar painting the flamingo body, which was constructed out of plastic shopping bags.

The final piece.

The final piece.

A lobster created from plastic yoghurt bottles.

A lobster created from plastic yoghurt bottles.

Concept drawing for the Trash To Treasure pond.

Concept drawing for the Trash To Treasure pond.

Commencing to glue the pond base.

Commencing to glue the pond base.

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The artist. From left to right, Smita Aloni, Patric Rozario, Dr. Sreekumar and Mahesh.

The artist. From left to right, Smita Aloni, Patric Rozario, Dr. Sreekumar and Mahesh.

Artist Smita Aloni demonstrating to participants - making flowers and butterflies from plastic bottles.

Artist Smita Aloni demonstrating to participants – making flowers and butterflies from plastic bottles.

These cactus made from plastic fruit juice bottle caps.

These cactus made from plastic fruit juice bottle caps.

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Glueing the lobster to the pond base.

Glueing the lobster to the pond base.

Varnishing the Flamingo base.

Varnishing the Flamingo base.

Artist Mahesh marking out the backdrop piece.

Artist Mahesh marking out the backdrop piece.

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When glued on the pond, these plastic koi fishes looked so very real.

When glued on the pond, these plastic koi fishes looked so very real.

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Plastic milk can became the flower pots.

Plastic milk can became the flower pots.

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These fishes were created from Pepsi Mineral Water bottles.

These fishes were created from Pepsi Mineral Water bottles.

Instructing a young residents how to glue the bottle caps for the backdrop piece.

Instructing a young residents how to glue the bottle caps for the backdrop piece.

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Wearable art – Giraffe Shirt

Wearable art. Giraffe Men’s Shirt.
0n 100% cotton.
Hand drawn with fabric paint.
Originally created with pen on paper. Later decided to have them drawn on shirt.
Currently working with a clothing manufacturer to make it available for retail.

Patric Rozario
27 August 2012

Art on Sneekers

Since some sneakers are made of Canvas, why not paint on sneakers.

Here’s an idea that is long overdue.
I bought myself a pair of Lee Coopers canvas sneakers and created my doodles and ‘tangles’ on them.
Painted with Fabric paint. The artwork is all done by hand, without the use of airbrushes or stencils, and the paint will not chip or fade. Here again is an exercise to show you that your art must have a purpose.
Those of you who have done the first few lessons on doodles, and have learned the techniques, should be even more convinced that their doodles is well worth the practice.
Patric Rozario
27 June 2012, Doha

Art on T-Shirt

Remember me saying that every art that you do must have a Purpose? Here are some of my creations that I have painted on T-Shirts. These are hand painted.
A combination of Tribal and Contemporary design.
I am on my way to creating a line of T-Shirt with my art. (Brand name yet to be finalized).

However if you have a design that you want to paint on your T-Shirt, do let me know. Cost varies depending on complexity of design.
In the meantime, do look at some of your doodles. Explore them and see if the whole or parts of your drawings are good enough to be painted or printed (T-Shirt Transfer) on T-Shirts. Soon I will be sharing with you some of my creations on Denim and Sneakers – all of which I teach.

Enjoy creating.

Patric Rozario
patric.rozario@yahoo.com