3 minute time lapse video of my makeshift wall painting (aka a giant canvas)
This was my first piece after a long break from large paintings. I couldn't wait any longer, this one needed to be made and it had to be BIG! Every time I closed my eyes and asked for guidance on what I should do, I was shown painting in an unheated space outside, where I'm currently staying. "But there is a ton of stuff being stored in there and it's below 0 degree Fahrenheit outside!" I thought. I trusted my vision and soon got to moving the items aside with help, explaining in not so many words "it has to be here, it's what I was shown." After getting everything moved and the area surrounded in tarps to keep in as much heat as possible, the temperature leveled at 14F (-10C), but with one small space heater to warm my paints and another next to the canvas for drying, I stuck some foot warmers in my boots and got to work. Only being able to paint an hour at a time, this one took about a week to complete, but I feel it's my best work so far, funny how often struggle yields our finest selves. I felt the passion flow through me for the first time in a while, both the piece and I coming to life in the dead of winter.
Remembering where you've been before this lifetime - understanding the intricate workings of the universal life force within.
Join us at Olson House in Shorewood, WI for their annual Winter Art Show!
4326 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211
Audifax - painting, photography, jewelry
Jim Maki - pen & ink, mixed media, watercolor
Intentional Grain - concrete planters and home decor
Celebrate the work of these Olson House "all star" artists, enjoy winter snacks and beverages, and get festive with us!
This piece is dedicated to all the beautiful ladies in my life- friends, family, mentors. I continue to meet so many lovely lady friends, who seem like we've already met in another lifetime- hence the name. With theft, trash digging and a 25 kilo bucket of paint on a skateboard, the process of creating was certainly an interesting one.
Just about to start the "Reflection Connection" mural on Selva de Mar, along came Stuart, a London blogger who was sponsored to come to Barcelona and write about the street art scene. In the few days he had been here, he already developed a network of artists, and wrote about all the BCN heavy hitters and up and comers.
Located in an abandoned area, the second mural painting experience was completely different than the first. My new friend, Aru, invited me to paint in a place called “Western Town” behind Poblenou Park in Barcelona.
Just finished this mural "Reflection / Connection" on Selva de Mar in Poblenou Barcelona, Spain. It was my first real try at a graffiti mural after watching techniques of new friends. Being on the street is a totally different experience compared to zenning alone in a studio, but it was a quick adjustment for someone who loves sunshine and people.
Recently I met with some new friends, to pick up supplies before heading to a new spot to paint. I originally intended to get a "starter kit" and make something real, but instead took a back seat and watched them do their thing. With four different styles in action, in front of me, I'm glad I did. I learned a lot and was prompted to pick up a can and make something on the fly. Definitely not something I'm used to.
Checked out the studio of Martin del Litto today. Incredible, vibrant and diverse collection of work! I don't want to give away all of his secret techniques, so I'll just sayhis latest experiments involve spray paint and white boards (his last projects, a hair dryer and small pool were used!). His work seems to evolve with whatever his mind can dream up, and materials he can get his hands on. And I have to say, he has a pretty great space to work in, too. Check out his instagram!
This is my story of why I'm headed to Barcelona, Spain, with a loose plan and just my heart as my guide. It's time for western thinking vs. spiritual teaching, and I'm taking the ultimate plunge by not only practicing what I preach, but inviting you on the journey as well. Leaving in a week - "I'll keep you posted!" =)