Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fun Times at the Sacramento Autorama

Ok, it happened a month ago, but the Sacramento Autorama was a lot of fun! Many pinstripers from all over joined in on an effort to raise money for the Children's Hospital UC Davis in an art auction.
These were the pieces I painted up for it:

 Can't tell I have an obsession with skulls?
Skullflowers I've been playing with. This is the 2nd time this design has made an appearance, with some different modifications.

Some of the pinstripers in attendance were:

L to R:  Mike Clines, Moon, Jim Moser.
The amazingly talented Dane Brown (who am I kidding, there was so much talent in this panel jam it is amazing the floor didn't collapse from the weight of it!)
 Eggie! I shared a table with him, Which was great. The only drawback was people kept asking me if his work was mine. I aspire to be that good!
 Hot Dog! He came up to visit from SoCal. Fun to have him here when we can
 Serious painting going on here.
Taylor Schultz, left, and Adam Smith, right. Such concentration!

Didn't catch all the people that attended this fantastic event on camera. But I had a lot of fun slinging paint with them all.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Statue for Scarlett Fever

A fellow artist asked me if I would paint up one of about a dozen statues for an art show/auction to benefit a girl named Scarlett. She is 16, and when she was about 18 months old, she was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome. I've known Scarlett and her family for a few years due to my involvement in the world of hot rods, and they are some of the nicest people.

There has been a show going on for a few years called Scarlett Fever to help raise funds to help with her medical needs. I try to donate a piece of art every year. I am honored that I was asked to do one of these.

 She stands about 26" tall, and made from plaster.
 I sprayed her with Krylon Fusion black. Then applied the 1-Shot for all of the other colors.
 Dry brushing.
 Lots and lots of dry brushing.
 Some sparkle was added on the snake.
 Same kind of sparkle in the hair. On the collar too but not very visible.
And in the hearts (though not really visible in this shot)