Had the honor of meeting the great @joon_the_goon chugged a beer with the man and watched him do his thing at the show! Blessing indeed! 🙌
#latepost but have to share last nights absolutely incredible event hosted by @inspiredlbc . The turn out was beyond expectation and the venue was full of nothing but admiration for what these guys were able to pull off! Well done! Major props to everyone who made this happen!!
‘To Bliss and Beyond’ 💙 Mural concept painted using watercolour pencils, a piece meant to showcase the abundant ways we connect with mama nature 🌿
Detail 🍑 This mural took me two 12 hr days. The first day, I hated it, questioned every brush stroke. The second, I got myself a triple shot coffee and put on a kickass playlist and LET myself be creative.
Signing my Manly Mermaid. I know you’re supposed to sign your work only when you’re finished, but inevitably 3 seconds later I add something else.
Question: What do you want to know about painting murals I’m working on some new resources in 2019 for artists who wanna go bigger. I am here to help and share, so drop a comment or DM and ask questions.
Check my story today for more Q&A 👌 #efdotmurals
I was cleaning out my phone and computer last night (yes that’s a Saturday night for me) and was reminded of the first job I ever did with One Shot paint about 15 years ago.
These billboards were done for a shopping strip in Atlantic City called “The Walk” and we literally had no clue what we were doing. We set up in the basement of my biz partner’s grandparents’ cabin on a lake in upstate New York and basically just got high on fumes for a week because we slept there too. So dumb.
Many signpainters still do this all day everyday with no respirators and I wish more people talked about the health and safety issues that come with this line of work. It only took about 5 years of oil paint stupidity for me to start noticing chunks of my brain that weren’t coming back. I think a lot of people don’t notice because they are so used to it, but using respirators and gloves etc needs to be more normalized in this line of work! Most people take external physical safety seriously by wearing harnesses etc but our internal health is just as important and does even more harm because we can’t see the effects.
I’m still not as safe as I should be because I have a decade of stupidity ingrained in me but I’m trying! And I want to let other signpainters know that when I see you being safe I respect you a hell of a lot more than when you’re being cool and losing brain cells/causing early cancer. .
This trip down memory lane was a good reminder for me and I thought I’d pass the PSA along 🖤 LETS STAY SAFE OUT THERE PEOPLE AND LIVE TO BE 150!