I’ve spent some time in Louisiana this week and sat on a cool patio in a soft rain while drinking ice cold beer and eating hot crawfish. PURE BLISS! Thought I’d paint about it in my journal a bit. The Sexy, Red-Headed Darcy named our crustacean Steve
Speaking of the easels, I up and left town with laptop in hand to edit this post and get it out for the website and the newsletter, but failed to bring any of the cool easel photos with me. They are all on the desktop that we usually broadcast from. I don’t want you to miss them, so expect a supplement newsletter in the very near future.
Once a year I get to go back to my old Alma Mater and inspire young minds with art demos. Ultimately, the goal is to this full time with all of the rural schools within 200 miles. I did a speed painting demo for them this time and it was really fun. Â – Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-artistic-biker
My wife and daughter couldn’t get home to us because of tornados and storms. I’m not sure if she’s was more worried about us in the storms or the damage we would do to the house while left alone. If you ever had a husband and kids, or if you’ve ever had a new pet trapped in the house, you know this fear. – Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-artistic-biker
This week, I am in Pecos, TX, with the day job. I went to the West of The Pecos Museum and saw one of the court houses of Judge Roy Bean, “The Hanging Judge”. Â Turns out ol’ Judge Bean only really ever condemned two men to death in his entire tenure as Judge of Everything West of The Pecos. And of the two, one of them escaped.
One of the techniques employed this week was the muting of the background to make the foreground pop. Regular viewers know that I do this often as I like to obscure the backgrounds in favor of the real subject matter. In this episode after painting and drying the background, I painted the rope on top and then obscured the background with a dark blue watercolor. You can watch the full hour and a half LONGYÂ Â or you can watch it in the hyperspeed QUICHE.
So,Â What’s On Your Easel? What have you been doing with yourself? I sincerely want to know what you are currently drawing, painting, sculpting, dancing, writing, singing, choreographing, photogging, or otherwise artistically making love to! If you would like to be a part of What’s On Your Easel, simply send an email to Blade@artisticbiker.com with the subject line Easel. We’ll use your works to inspire others to create on their own. And that’s what we’re all about here, getting people to try.