Wednesday, March 30, 2011

wednesday night

I got to Long Beach and fixed a couple things and I guess I'm okay with this now. Where are the booms on the boats. I'm thinking of going out to the Gondola Getaway dock in the odd chance that these boats are still there.
I'm soooo tired of working on the sidewalk. My knees hurt and I have a sunburn. But the third side turned out fine.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday night

The first photo is from the morning and I worked all day on side two and I am not at all sure I didn't screw it up. I think the green in the distant water probably works better. This is the worst, changing around a painting this big takes too much time. I'm hoping that I'm just tired and will wake up in the morning and know exactly what to do. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The first box is all done

I just put the graffiti coat on these. There is supposed to be a rain storm this afternoon but I'm sitting in starbucks where I submitted my invoice on mylaptop. So nice to be off the sidewalk for a few minutes. I've had a cold so I'm fighting the temptation to go home.  Better not.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Rain Rain Go Away!!

Saturday I had to teach all day so it didn't matter that a big rainstorm was forecast. Today I started out an had a class at 9 and was thinking I could just go right down to Long Beach and get side three finished. I loaded the car and called Sarah Arnold who lives in LB and is the only person I trust to tell me if the weather is really too bad to go out. She said it probably was too wet so I stayed home and I'm soo glad I did. It's really a mess. The garage flooded- because our rain gutters were clogged. I had to go on the roof in a torrential downpour to clean them out. It took all afternoon to get warm again. I'm working on a blog for my class in Murrieta. Should also do major work on my website. An enforced day inside is almost a good thing.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday night

Drove down to LB and finished side 2. Got a good start at side 3 except there is work going on in the new bike station which looks very modern and cool. Apparently some spray paint might get on the box this week end and I just didn't have time to leave and go to Ace for a plastic drop cloth. I had to get back to LA to teach. so I hope all is well.

First Street and the Promenade

Now I'm working on two boxes at the new bike station in downtown. one side done and the other will be today

Long Beach and 47th Street is Finished!!

I taught in Murrieta this morning then had two cancellations this afternoon. It gave me the chance to rest a bit even thought I'll be out a little at the end of the month. Not good. But I do have lots of good signal box work.

On Monday I finished the box at 47th and Long Beach Blvd. I just love this neighborhood. People are freindly and interested and universally positive about having public art in on their streets.
These are photos from my iphone. The staff fro the insurance office were hospitable and I had visits from our public officials, Councilmember Rae Gabelich visited and another man from public works that said a recent national meeting on signal boxes concluded that murals such as these actually save the city money because they tend not to get defaced. Who knew?
and one more from far away

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Long Beach Blvd and 47th Street

this is day 3 in Long Beach. the weather was perfect for painting and nice people all day. people honk their horns and give me the thumbs up. 
not the best photo tomorrow but I will do an underpainting on the next side, then I have to go to Murreita to teach then back on Friday morning.