Friday, July 30, 2010
Here are all my renderings for the second round of Long Beach Signal Control Boxes. Not sure when I'll hear or how many I will get to do but at least I can get back to daily painting and working on paintings of Murietta for my good friend Laura.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
12" x 6"
I painted this only a few blocks from my old studio in Long Beach. I'm trying to find tranquility in a pretty burnt out neighborhood. I don't know if it would be good on a signal box. Trying to imagine it 5' high.
I'd really welcome comments. I think the painting might need some adjustments.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Now that the first signal box is finished, I'm trying to get more work. I'm not sure how many I can do as they rotate the artists so I'm going to apply for specific locations and hope that they can't turn me down. This one is very close to the old studio in Long Beach. If I get it, the challenge will be safely painting in the neighborhood. here are two possible images. The first is a local house and the other is the front of West Coast Choppers. I need for two more. going for 16 by next week end. I think I can do it.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
My daily painting routine got really upset by the signal box project in Long Beach. I did manage to keep up a daily painting over 4th of July Week end. I did four- here are the two that turned out okay. I used a limited palate of phalo green, burrnt sienna, yellow ochre, black and white. It really seemed to fir the green of the sage. We had such a fun week-end.
When we got back I had to go to work in Long Beach. It was so physical because each side of the box was 64" high and 33 wide and it took a lot of paint. But it was a great experience. The neighbors were particularly receptive and honked their horns and gave me thumbs up and stopped my to comment all day. Here are the finished products. I put the last of the graffiti coat on yesterday. Technically that means that I should do a painting today but it's Mia's going away party this afternoon. She returns to Brooklyn tomorrow. :(