Artist Interview Series: Jason Bly
Oct 12, 2020
Hello True Art Believers!!!
Recently I had a conversation with Jason Bly a fine art painter based in Texas. We talked via Live-stream on my weekly Artist Interview Series. Since the beginning of September I have been hosting live-stream conversations with artists across the country. Jason is just one of many artist that I have had long format conversations with. The funny thing is, Jason wasn't scheduled for that weeks artist interview. I had been in talks with him a couple weeks prior to see what his availability was like for the next coming month.
While I was scheduling him months in the future, I had a cancellation and I needed another artist. Jason stepped up and volunteered. I sure was happy that he did. It was a very informative conversation.
Jason is an expert in various painting techniques, so it was great to hear him impart some of his knowledge. I was surprised to learn about the way he prepares his painting surface. The techniques uses a razor blade to essentially spackle over any microscopic cracks on his wood surface. Basically making what he paints on super smooth. Spackling with a razor blade and making gradients using a printmaking brayer were something I was unfamiliar with. Maybe sometime in the future I might use those techniques for some of my work, but then again, perhaps I should leave that to Jason.
Check out the full interview below
The episode is also available on Podcast
Thank you so much and have a wonderful day.