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Weekly Roundup 21OCT2012

The Art

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My fascination with the mundane continues with a railroad crossing.  I’m also still painting bugs.  I really dig painting like this.  It always amazes me how fast it happens once I decide to do it.  I’m also always a bit put out when it’s over because I have nothing to work on.  And then there’s the fear that the next one won’t be as good as the one I just finished.  Does that ever happen to you?

 

The Easels

Every week, I ask for submissions for The Artistic Biker Live! “What’s On Your Easel” feature.  In this case, your easel is wherever you create, whether its painting, drawing, practice, sculpting, any of the visual arts, or photographs of your culinary and performance arts.  The submissions will go here.  If you would like to submit something, send me a photo of it to blade@artisticbiker.com, or tweet it to me @bladetheartist.

Daddy/Daughter Breakfast

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Sometimes we time it just right that as soon as we just get into a sketch, the food shows up.  I both love and loathe when that happens.

 

The Video

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http://youtu.be/Y5OKQummQfM

It’s week 2 of The Halloweeny Season! You know how much we love the Halloween here at The Artistic Biker!!11!!1!!!  Anyway, this video was a tribute to the vampires of Twilight.  Because vampires shouldn’t twinkle.  And vampires suck.

This Week’s Stuff 14OCT2012

The Art

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This week I made a commitment to myself that I would endeavor to have one painting in finishing, one in background, and two in prep each week.  Of course that means that I didn’t accomplish any of it.  Well, technically I did, but it was a rework of a painting I started two weeks ago.  I am REALLY digging this painting and drawing every day biz.  It’s even more fun when others join in with me.

The studio has TWO whole members now.  That’s a doubling of membership for every week it’s been open.  We’re developing a schedule of classes to encourage others to come out and play was well.  I’ll keep you posted on that as it develops.  In the meantime, if you’re in Oklahoma and out driving around some night, swing by and see what we’re all about.

The Links

Every week on The Artistic Biker Live! we turn the links on in the chat room for the last ten minutes of the show.  That way, if anyone has any creativity type links they want to share, they can.  Then I review them to ensure that the porn ones are kept safely away from prying eyes and bookmarked for “Figure Drawing” reference later, and present to you all the family friendly(ish) ones.  Here are this week’s links:

http://moon-light-creations.blogspot.co.uk/
http://art-and-craft-adventures.blogspot.com

Weekly Roundup 07OCT2012

The Art

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I’m really into the bright colors and close up point of view right now.  I can never seem to turn a camera on while doing one of these.  It always turns out that I’m sitting there trying to decide what I’m going to paint, and then suddenly I’m painting.  Once I decide what I’m going to paint, these are usually done in just a few hours.  Wacky.

 

The Easels

Every week, I ask for submissions for The Artistic Biker Live! “What’s On Your Easel” feature.  In this case, your easel is wherever you create, whether its painting, drawing, practice, sculpting, any of the visual arts, or photographs of your culinary and performance arts.  The submissions will go here.  If you would like to submit something, send me a photo of it to blade@artisticbiker.com, or tweet it to me @bladetheartist.

 

Daddy/Daughter Breakfast

Sadly, this week’s Daddy/Daughter Breakfast didn’t happen.  We stayed up until 1am, unheard of for a 7 year old.  Girl2 didn’t even roll out of bed on Saturday until 10 and then it was time to leave for her soccer game.  She has an early game next week too, so we probably won’t get to go then either.  That’s the ONLY thing I dislike about her playing soccer.

 

The Video

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http://youtu.be/YdTaIjTBu-Q

This week’s video is a slideshow presentation of just some of the work involved in getting the studio opened.  This was a lot of work and I can’t thank everyone enough for all of their encouragement along the way.  There is still a lot of work to do, but getting open is a HUGE achievement.  Thank you all so much!

Weekly Roundup 26AUG2012

The Art

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 With all the craziness that comes with my beautiful, young bride’s school starting back up (she’s the art teacher) and me leaving for a week of training in Houston, there hasn’t been much activity on the Artistic Biker front, nor on the Oasis Gallery & Studios front.  We did manage to get a little arting in, but mostly it was about staying sane and not killing anyone.  While I was in Houston, I stopped in to the Ragin Cajun Oyster Bar and Grill and had TWO DOZEN OYSTERS!!! I love oysters and these were the awesomenest.  Those with six hushpuppies, dirty rice, two Blue Moon pints, a slice of bourbon pecan pie and a cup of spiced rum coffee and I thought they were going to have to roll me back to the hotel!

The Classroom

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While we’re on the subject of sketching and painting in public, this week on The Classroom, I believe I’ll demonstrate and talk about the pros and cons of inktense over watercolor pencils.  That’ll be Tuesday night 7p central time at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oasisgalleryok and the password is “arting”.

Daddy/Daughter Breakfast

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Girl2 has really taken to drawing these doodle tangles that look like flowers, dragons, cats, owls..  Sometimes she colors them and sometimes she just scribbles something.  I encourage her to use her imagination during this time and she’s doing GREAT.  I have been getting a touch bored with drawing spoons and coffee mugs, so for the second week in a row I worked on the plastic flower.  My coffee mug is almost never empty at this cafe because the waitresses are all eager to see what we are doing each week.

The Video

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Several weeks ago, I made a new art journal on The Artistic Biker Live.  Believe it or not, I finally got around to producing the You Tube video.  You can watch that here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnOPG2k9_2A

 Everything should get back to normal this week with the classroom, the show, and the progress on the studio.  There’s a lot still to do and a lot still in store so be sure and tune in each week for the craziness.

Sunday Roundup 22JUL2012

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WHEW!  Things are FINALLY starting to get settled around here again.  It has taken practically an entire week just to get back into some sort of routine.  As you may or may not be aware, the wife and I went on a whirlwind tour of Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.  Well, we didn’t really tour Virginia and Maryland, but we stayed with some AMAZING friends there (Hi Charro, Mr. Bill, ShaNayNay, Mr. Alex, Uncle Em, and all the young’uns!).  While the wife was busy with her conference, I made a point to whizbang all through the DC museum scene.

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Since I did quite a bit of Urban Sketching that week, I thought we’d talk a little about tools and techniques in The Classroom this week.  You can join in on Tuesday night by going to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oasisgalleryok.  The password shall remain “arting” until further notice.

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Also, this last Thursday night on The Artistic Biker Live!, I finally got around to making a new book.  That means we get to start it all over again so be sure and tune in on Thursday nights from 6:30-8p central time for The Artistic Biker Live!

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