5 Minute Nudes Jan16-Jan22

NUDITY ALERT! Duh! I am spending 5 minutes a day practicing drawing naked ladies nude figures. This is part of my #100DaysArt process where I pick something to practice for 100 days in a row.  Here are the 5 minute nudes for the week of January 16, 2012 through January 22, 2012.

All of the previous 5 minute nudes may be found in the Gallery under 5 minute nudes.

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A Brief Note 22JAN2012

Hello Peoples!

People are beginning to come to the studio on a regular basis now and I LOVE it!  I’ll be honest with you, for a few weeks I was having a bit of a pity party.  No one at the show, no one watching the videos, and no one coming to the studio.  I even considered putting it up for sale.  Then I remembered my purpose.  I’m freakin’ making MY art MY way and trying to encourage others to do the same thing.  About then, @wanderingwidget sends me an e-mail letting me know she intends to post to Radio Free Monday about me (Read that here).  That’s when I realized it’s working.  That’s enough to keep it going!  And now, I have people coming into the studio again.  :)

I finally got to clean up the audio on the interview with Virginia Savage from last week’s Midnight At Oasis.  I posted the video to You Tube:


This time of year we are ALL severely limited on fundage so we may be building with used pallets.  If you would like to help with that, you can go to artisticbiker.com and look for the DONATE button on the right side column and donate what you can.  If you can’t do that, please share this newsletter with everyone you know to help get the word out.  That helps more than you know.  Or better yet, Click Here to Join! artisticbiker.com/membership and help promote the arts in rural Oklahoma.

If you have any announcements you would like made in the newsletter or tweeted about incessantly, drop me a line and I’ll toot your horn for ya.  ;)  There were no announcements this week.

I’m going to keep the same password for a while so the password is: arting

The Classroom site is http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oasisgalleryok

Drawing Class: The Day Job has got me in Houston this week so no new classes this week.

Painting Class: Painting class is on hold until the wife and I can come up with a solid lesson plan I can be proud of.  Look for it to return sometime in February.

The past classes are moving into the Pay-per-view side of ustream and on artisticbiker.com as well. $2 lets you view them online at Ustream, $5 lets you download them at artisticbiker.com, and a $10/month membership gets you unlimited downloads from the site.

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Tips & Tricks 22JAN2012

PACKING TAPE! OMG, packing tape can be used for SO many things in your journal and your art.  Beyond the obvious of adhering things to your work or for masking, you can use it for simple transfers and for resist areas when you’re painting.  I’ve been using it to lift pencil, pastel and watercolor off of some of my recent works.  THEN, I got a bunch of pastel dust on a light colored shirt.  What happens when you wipe that off? EXACTLY! You just rub it in.  So I reaches for me handily-dandily ol’ packing tape and sure enough: Lifted The Dust Off My Shirt!  Packing tape made it so that my wife didn’t kill me. :)

Art Journaling Stuffy Head

Stuffy Head

We’ve been having 18F mornings and 70F afternoons.  All the constant going from cold to hot to cold wreaks havoc on my immune system.  Then you take the NyQuil or DayQuil or any other sinus medicine and you feel like your head is floating and stuffed up.  UGH!  Anyway, that’s what I talked about on the show this week.

This week’s What’s On Your Easel Links:

This week’s Chat Links:

Watch the full show on Ustream or in the embedded player:



Watch the 5 minute version on The YouTube, or in the embedded player below:


Daddy/Daughter Breakfast 21JAN2012

Daddy-Daughter breakfast sketches 21JAN2012

This week, the cafe was kind of slow. Not only did we get our favorite seats at the counter and got our food quickly, we also got the full and loving attention of all three waitresses.  I decided to sketch the paper towel dispenser and sink on the wall behind the counter.  That’s difficult when the waitresses all gather right there to lean over the counter and talk to us and watch us draw.  :)