1. Most artists have a favorite medium, what is yours? If you work in multiple media, which one is the most enjoyable for you?
In the music part of my life, I like the bass as a favorite medium. I like to play it loud and proud, and with a lot of effects. I carry that same motto over when it comes to painting. I’ve never taken classes on either, and so I just kind of make it up as I go along. In painting, I like using acrylics the most, but I use oils, water colors, melted crayons, and just about any fucking thing I can find that will give me the desired effect, and hue I’m searching for.
2. Do you have any secret shortcuts? I mean, do you use odd tools, techniques, or anything else that isn’t strictly status-quo for your medium? How did you figure out that it worked?
I don’t really know of any type of shortcuts to take in painting, although I did recently discover the using pencil to sketch and idea, that I plan to paint in a lighter color, also doubles as a nice shading effect if you paint over the pencil lines inside an hour.
3. You’ve sold work before? What was the first thing someone bought from you, that you made? How did it feel to sell that piece? Are there pieces you keep hidden away, or keep for yourself, and why?
I can’t remember the first painting I sold, although I’m sure by now I’d think it was horrible. Having anyone interested in something you do as an art form is always a good feeling, so when they want to give you money for it, I say fuck yeah. I need the beer money anyway. I try not to keep anything I do strictly for me, but at the same time I don’t paint pictures solely for the purpose of selling them for money.
Had a great time at the Unfine Art’s 8th anniversary.
I had a piece hanging in the show—
I enjoyed Honey Vizer’s reading of the manifesto to Shawn’s awesome sax madness—
The Ninkasi and some of the food was delicious—
And I even had an attractive date to bring with me, who was willing to help re-build a bucky ball, and discuss the PNW-china connection with some strangers.
All in all a successful evening.
I’ll be participating in a show at The Unfine Art Museum downtown in Eugene!!!
The opening is tomorrow (first friday, dontcha know) at 6, there will be live music and refreshments, and some of my newer work (lots of ORANGE, lots of pen and INK)
Come on by and say hello, listen and look! I’ll be down there until about eight, hanging out, eating all the refreshments, and listening to some awesome tunes.
Most of my work will be priced a bit lower for this show, since I love the Unfine, and want everyone to come by and get a piece. My work will be hanging until May 14, so if you can’t make the opening you can stop by and check it out til then!
Thanks everyone, see you there!