Topic: Science and engineering glow-in-the-dark lecture display

I just finished the second phase of my glow-in-the-dark science and engineering lecture display. These are all acrylic on canvas 16" X 20".
http://mnartists.org/work.do?rid=317486

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Sorry. I cleaned up my Mnartists page. Please see the science stuff on my Facebook page (Wil Rohan).

I am feeling really great today. Not only did I manage to win eleven more ribbons at the Oklahoma State Fair but with a more recent win at the Pauls Valley Oklahoma Heritage Festival (a second place) this makes fifty total art awards (including one for original model spaceships).

I have been experimenting with Wildfire glow-in-the-dark paint. They say Disney uses this stuff for their dark rides. The colors hold true when transitioning from daylight to black light. That makes it a lot easier to predict than mixing white glow-in-the-dark with translucent pigments.

The only problem is that these paints are rather expensive! Ugh! I have only been buying little artist sample packs for $35 each. I cannot imagine what Disney must spend for gallons of this stuff!

I tried two whimsical portraits (Deanna Joy Stephens and Robert Goddard) and two realistic landscapes (Stellafane and Zeiss Start Projector)... so far so good. Now I need to figure out how best to apply it to more realistic art, like scenes and portraits. I would like to try a steam locomotive (like a 4-4-0 or a 2-6-0 from the 1860’s-70’s).

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Updated, for those who are interested... https://www.facebook.com/wil.rohan/medi … amp;type=3

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Lectures for night owls!

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Sorry for the strange hours (even by North American standards). I am retired from engineering. I now help manage a Salvation Army homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Lawton, Oklahoma at night.

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My latest addition to the engineering gallery (this time, computer art):

https://scontent-mad1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/28951005_1891475404198699_7314279526417039360_o.jpg?oh=087e80600b0671596815ad8fc3918b1a&oe=5B013C25

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Science During the Age of Steam:

https://scontent-mad1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/29176925_1894923950520511_7178229681332682752_o.jpg?oh=382b96ee7700532068c0ca8378ae3452&oe=5B36EEF1

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It's hard to believe that Einstein belongs to the age of steam (just barely). He published General Relativity in 1916 (however, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921 for his particle explanation of the photoelectric effect).

https://scontent-mad1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/13731800_1242124185800494_3270718302181214332_o.jpg?oh=9add5b02da4e3dc9c7b37d3ee20c50e5&oe=5B394204