Monday, November 17, 2008
Someone put up a mural request on craigslist again for no money and no help to pay for it... so petty much exactly what we want! It is several 8' x 4' panels o the side of a market, assuming it is near the address listed as the contact, it is in Cole Valley, so it might even be a pleasant place to paint. I'm think we can't go too grand on this one, so I'm thinking one of two things, either an homage to all things pixel like this guy or just a baffling series of domukun vignettes, maybe calvin and hobbes?
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Honestly I kinda like doing the charity shows because I actually feel like there will be attendance and maybe people will assign some value to my work. I tend to offer up newer work which has a bit less sentimental value, so I get less sad when they leave.
Monday, November 10, 2008
I've been considering doing some smaller work. Maybe practice my subtlety in a smaller scale. So what about 30 paintings in 30 days? I buy some small (1' x 1') or less canvases and try a more studio approach. Actually churn it out. Because right now my method is occasionally crawl craigslist and when I find a show or something that interests me, I stay up all night a few nights and crank out one piece, maybe two. This means I only complete about 5-10 paintings a year. I think scale scares off 90% of people, but it also creates a sense of awe when a painting dwarfs the viewer. Also, it has the 'if you can't make it good, make it big' factor, which adds a layer of fetishization to the piece, which for me, fetish is the heart of pop. So, whaddya think?