I just finished this painting last night. The man who owns this car refurbished it in a way that preserved the beautiful patina the rust left on the car. He sanded it smooth, just the way it was, so that the paint and rust were level and the he matte clear coated it. After that he pinstriped it and gave it it’s name “Ratrod.” It was love at first sight, from it’s gleaming cherry rims to it’s custom non-paint job. Coolness encapsulated on 4 wheels.
This will be on display at the Flying Fish gallery and I will also be listing it on my website and Etsy.
You’ve seen them sitting on your niece’s floor or perhaps you owned one when you were a kid. Etch-A-Sketchs® are fun yet somewhat difficult to master. One wrong turn of the knob and your masterpiece looks like it grew Pinnoccio’s nose.
Today I was talking to a friend and we were discussing some of the stranger art forms and she alighted me to a fact that there are actual Etch-A-Sketch® masters out there. I had to see for myself.
Here’s what I found….
The Etch-A-Sketch® Art of Jeff Gagliardi
George Vlosich III
Since 1989 – at just ten years of age – George Vlosich III has been perfecting his talent on the Etch A Sketch. Each is an original work of art that takes 70-80 hours to create. Once finished, the piece is then preserved to stand the test of time. Every creation is uniquely different, and cannot be duplicated. They are featured in galleries throughout the world and have sold for more than $10,000. George has Etched many of the world’s greatest athletes and celebrities and his work has been described as “the one continuous line that continues to amaze the world.” George is proud to have paved the way for others to follow in his footsteps, but what continues to set George apart is his amazing story, his incredibly detailed etches, his worldwide publicity and his uncompromising passion to take his Etches to places no one ever thought possible.
For inquiries on events and original artwork contact GV Art + Design at: email@example.com
Perhaps you cannot see your next art piece beyond the trees or you feel you’ve lost your way. Take a look at someone who has not only found his path but built it to suit his fancy. I just discovered an artist who has like many great artists before him, devoted a lifetime to one piece of art. Scott Weaver has spent the last 35 years fabricating a whimsical rendition of the city of San Francisco made entirely of toothpicks! Not only is it an incredible ping-pong ball run with several seperate runs, giving tours of certain parts of the city, it also is a homage to the history and heart of San Fransisco.
So the next time you pick up a toothpick to scrape that broccoli out of your tooth, just imagine what else could be done with it!
Scott Weaver’s intricate San Fran artwork will be on display in the Tinkering Studio until June 19th, 2011.
He is currently showing at the Tinkering Studio inside the Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA.
2•7•9 Artisans Trail hosts Second Saturday Art Jam, May 14. I will be one of two featured artists at the Flying Fish Gallery. Enjoy art, a crawfish boil and Cajun music jams by the Dallas-Based Zydeco/Cajun band The Zydeco Stingrays! Come check out the show and the towns of Ben Wheeler and Edom. They are becoming great little art meccas in their own right. Hope to see you there!
It was a warmer than usual January evening at the Bath House Cultural Center. I was excited as this was is my first gallery showing in Dallas. There were tons of people and an enormous buzz to the place. Elbow to elbow, we made our way through the show and found some really amazing art. There was an a student area for school age kids. I loved it because they even had their explanations of their art written out.
WE had a blast, met some really cool people and enjoyed a really great show. I hope I get to do it again next year!
I find that life is like a web page… a work in progress. You’re never quite finished even when you think you’ve finally completed something. My paintings are all works in progress, always waiting for more paint and a better idea. Now I’m supposed to write the main article in the February issue of the County Line. I’m no prolific literary prodigy nor should anyone look to me for grammar lessons. I wonder what makes something finished… Endings are scary, when you get to the end of a movie you get mildly dissapointed that it’s almost over. My paintings are never finished. I’m hoping that this blog goes on forever.. he he my monotonous blatherings keeping people somewhat glued to thier computers at 3 am, with nothing better to do. I could not surmise that reading anything I write would be top priority for anyone yet here I am pecking away at these keys..
I digress. I will try to do is to keep you informed of my expeditions in the art world, not that they are far and reaching yet, but they might be in the future. Perhaps to keep working on your own pieces whatever they may be and let you on my creative process. Or maybe it’s to inform you of my own aha moments. My main goal though is to inspire those that read this.I want you to walk away from my words and start your own blogs, create your own art or whatever… I don’t care just as miss Madonnna would say, “Express yourself.”
I promise to throw in a few rants, a couple tantrums and stories about my kids, family and dogs, cause what kind of mom would I be if I didn’t go on about my Gerber babies…I’ll try not to discuss religon or politics…. try being the operative word….
With all that said, let the games begin… Hope to keep you inspired….