Hi! I welcome you to Hursto Presto Studios! Below is my blog regarding recent news and information about workshops, spray paint art, sales etc. Feel free to browse the site and explore my paintings and videos. More to see in the Menu above.
Thinking back to the late 70's, there was a short period in which I was interested in creating 3D forms. It was during my college years as a young gate security guard when I carved this tiny
bunny out of a piece of pine using an xacto knife.
About half a year ago I arrive to work at Copiers Plus (service tech) and lo-and behold there was 5 CubePro 3D Printers in the warehouse, and the rest is history. I created a 3D Printer page to post everything I'm doing in 3D. It starts Here!
The exhibit reception was great! Thanks to all who showed up, and special thanks to Shea Ann DeJarnette who baked this delicious cake for the reception!
It's very cool that she placed a copy of one of my paintings on the cake. Don't know how she did it, but it was yummy!
If you have a special occasion coming up and are in need of delicious cake, contact Shea Ann and ask her to make one for you: Custom Cake 4 You Yum!
The only exception is a quote that I didn't make:
"Hurst paints otherworldly landscapes on canvas with water-based acrylic Liquitex sprays, which he says are less toxic and more versatile than conventional spray
Less toxic, yes. More versatile? I don't think I said that because it's not true. The solvent based conventional sprays such as Rustolium and Krylon are actually more versatile due to the
ability to rewet the pigment after it dries with a clear coating. It allows layer removal and scratchboard methods that the Liquitex does not lend itself to. However, the less toxic and odorless
properties of the Liquitex spray that I use makes it the clear choice.
The Robesonian newspaper article about myself and the upcoming exhibit was a nice read. Thank you Robesonian for publishing it!
Christmas is over and the New Year is upon us!
One last notice to invite you to the Historic Carolina Civic Center Lobby Art Exhibit this upcoming Jan. 15!
There I will be displaying 14 or so of my spray paint art, each for sale with a percentage going to the theater foundation.
A reception at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in downtown Lumberton will be held 5:30pm Thursday Jan 15, 2015 for the solo exhibit "Particulates of Light: Works by Jim Hurst."
Admission to the reception is free and works will be available for sale. Light refreshments will be available.
New date for the reception of my upcoming solo art exhibit at the downtown Lumberton, NC Civic Center:
Thursday, January 15, 2015!
Hope to see you there!
Particulates Of Light
"When an artist applies paint to canvas, they are in effect painting light. As light is made of particles of energy, spray paint is made of particulates of pigment. I came across this spray paint art form only a few years ago and explored its potential to create art, and I found spray paint can emulate light that leaves the piece with a pleasing glow, drawing the viewer like a moth toward the light placed on canvas."
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Candles And Gifts
402 North Chestnut St.
Lumberton, NC 28358
I've been keeping an eye out in Lumberton, NC for a good retail establishment to provide wall space for my paintings, and found it! You can now check out my paintings/prints downtown Lumberton at Candle And Gifts, and while you are there experience the scents of their many natural soy candles!
Click Here to read more about Candles And Gifts!
The base pricing is divided into 3 catagories. Each additional student reduces the price for everyone by $5.00:
2 Student Workshop
Save money by inviting a friend to attend the workshop with you.
Spacepainting: $35.00 ea.
Silhouettes: $45.00 ea.
Planetscapes: $55.00 ea.
3 Student Workshop
Save even more by inviting 2 friends to attend with you for a 3 student workshop:
Spacepainting: $30.00 ea.
Silhouettes: $40.00 ea.
Planetscapes: $50.00 ea.
*Workshops are limited to 3 students at this time due to space and *materials.
*All materials supplied at no additional cost.
*16" x 20" stretched canvas
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