I was invited to show a piece and camp out in the Venice Binalle June 2nd, at the BYOB event in the internet pavilion….
I didn’t make it to that, but I was at the Yo Gabba art show in the backroom of Meltdown comics June 3rd!
It was AWESOME!!!!
The event was organized by Julia Vickerman, and it came together great for everyone. (Except maybe Julia, because some of us brought our pieces in really late.) But it all worked out and the walls were filled. She knows all kinds of people and so we had all kinds of pieces for the show, and an amazing crowd who packed in to see it all. What a party!
I put up my little paintings on a wall I shared with Colt Bowden‘s beautiful pieces. I used insect pins to hold them to the wall. It was really hard to get them in. Hope they hold!
Here is how my pictures started: I was almost out of time so instead of driving around for canvases, I started with an old painting I found on the street recently.
Instead of going out for more spraypaint tips to spray paint, I used cel-vinal paint I had with brushes.
I started just on the single canvas, but it was confusing, so I soon cut it into pieces.
The smaller pieces really helped, they were not intimidating! Plus, the backgrounds were already done. I got through these pretty quickly, after a couple of days avoiding getting started.
I had enough I figured, but there were a few I couldn’t figure out how to finish. The night before the show, I went to paint with with Christian and Tyler Jacobs. I got through the unfinished paintings, and made a couple more as well. Unfortunately, the whole situation there went until 5:AM, but it was great.
I had to stop and nap on the way home. Got caught in some morning traffic. slept a few hours at home. Took Christians art to the show, hung mine and some others, drove home, slept another hour, cleaned up, and went to the party! So great, wish it could have lasted a couple more hours. Thanks to everyone for coming to the gallery, and the party on this page!