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Michael Fennell – The Art Of Smoke [Pic]

Youd be forgiven for believing this artists work is a series of black and white photographs – but theyre actually created using smoke. Michael Fennell, 43, became interested in smoke as an art tool around 15 years ago, having initially become intrigued by the marks carbon made on his studio floor. He decided to see if he could make similar style markings on a canvas, using a candle as his brush, and with no initial drawing for his first experimental piece, the potential for the medium of smoke painting soon became apparent.

Michael works in two media: oil paint, and a medium he has created, pioneered and developed over 12 years: smoke.

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Date: 02/13/14 10:42 AM

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  1. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 40-49
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    February 13, 2014 at 8:56 am
    Link: Michael Fennell - The Art Of Smoke - Michael works in two media: oil paint, and a medium he has created, pioneered and developed over 12 years: smoke.
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
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    February 13, 2014 at 11:01 am
    Soot, not smoke.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    February 13, 2014 at 11:02 am
    "Zeus` backdoor gal..."
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2014 at 11:21 am
    @electriceye thank you very much for introducing me to michael fennels work. i appreciate this post.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    February 13, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Using a candle as a brush? That`s amazing.
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    whirlygirl Female 30-39
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    February 13, 2014 at 2:31 pm
    Would be nice to see how this is actually done.
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    drworm2002 Male 30-39
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    February 13, 2014 at 7:14 pm
    Chicagojay...they are the same thing
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 13, 2014 at 10:19 pm
    Would be nice to see how this is actually done.
    My guess is that he makes extensive use of stencils and masks, similar to airbrush art.

    BTW, the plural of medium is media.
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    chalket Male 50-59
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    February 14, 2014 at 8:55 am
    drworm2002

    No, they`re not. Smoke is "the visible vapor and gases given off by a burning or smoldering substance, especially the gray, brown, or blackish mixture of gases and suspended carbon particles resulting from the combustion of wood, peat, coal, or other organic matter."

    Those "suspended carbon particles" are the soot. It is possible to have smoke without soot, and soot without smoke, so how can they be the same thing?

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