Art: Transpectacle in Athens

Art: Transpectacle in Athens

NACK and ARM of Crispy Printz hosted TRANSPECTACLE, an interactive art festival, in Athens, Georgia over the weekend and invited me to paint something BIG. This got a big ol' YEAH DUDE I'M IN! from me. I packed my car with paint and supplies and headed on up. 

I really didn't know what to expect, except that I would be painting an 8 foot by 8 foot square in front of everyone. Several other artists were invited along, so I wouldn't be the only painter there. 

We could be painting on large cubes!?! How cool is that! 

I got right to work with a dark basecoat. I used chalk paint for the base because I like the matte finish of the paint and I could easily sketch out a design. I didn't have much of a plan for the space. I just knew that one of my suns would look good on a square. 

I got started around 9 a.m. This is about two hours in. I used a lot of left over house paint from previous projects. 

More and more painting. I would take breaks every now and again because I would get bored or I needed to step back in order to see the whole piece. 

I was lucky to be placed right next to my pal Peter Loose. He's absolutely one of my most favorite people in the whole wide world. No exaggeration. I love him so much. We spent the afternoon encouraging each other and being inspired by each other's work.

Check out the other squares:

Six hours later...it's done! Thanks to Anthony Tavis for taking this photo for me!

The artists had the option to keep the large paintings, sell them, or even just trash them. I had no idea what to do with mine. I couldn't take it home since it wouldn't fit on or in my car. And besides, who's going to buy such a huge sun? Well, I left the sun with NACK and ARM and they texted me the next day saying my sun was SOLD! Holla! I hear it's in a great spot now and it's very much loved. I don't think I could ask for anything more. 

This Week in the Studio - 1/8

This Week in the Studio - 1/8

Art: Painting a Casket

Art: Painting a Casket