I rode my bike (bicycle - I really wish us cyclists could take back the word bike from motorcycles) to the Devil's Gear Bike Shop for a rack to put on my bike. I bought said rack and tried to install it outside of the shop as I did not have a rack on my bike to strap said rack to the bike so that I could ride without holding it in my hands. They conveniently have a bike stand and tools outside of the shop for anybody to use.
I spotted a dumpster with a full load and decided that would be the best place to rest my kickstand-less bike. (I was too stubborn/anxious/embarrassed to try and figure out how the bike stand worked.) I'm sure the guy sitting next to the rack (on his lunch break from another store???) enjoyed watching me struggle with my bike trying to hold it up and install the rack at the same time. The dumpster had a nice lid for a shelf though.
Naturally, the cafe employee needed to throw garbage into the dumpster while I was all setup so I had to move temporarily. Needless to say I installed the bike rack wrong, brought it inside, was told a much better way to do it, and then setup next to the bike stand... I think my thought process was if I am a little closer to it I can examine it on the down-low while no one is looking and possibly use it. I didn't. Another half hour later and I was finally on my way to the prison show!A another half hour later and I was finally on my way to the prison show!
It was at the John Slade Ely House Center for Contemporary Art (that's a mouthful) on Trumbull St in New Haven. They have an exhibition from the Prison Arts Program.
Mark Despres - Whirlygig I thought this was interesting probably because I have an obsession with airplanes.
Works by Nicholas Clark. Here's a link to Ayn Rand's Wikipedia page in case like me, you had no idea who Ayn Rand was, other than knowing that she is always mentioned on Fox News. (One day I will read Atlas Shrugged, just not TOday.
Nathan Campbell - Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder This was done on a cloth fabric, not sure how it was painted on?
Works by James Taylor. Loved the texture of these!
Carlos Ortiz. I like the graphic-ness of these. Beautiful line-work, too.
Carlos Ortiz - Art is Cool. No better way to finish up this post than with a pink panther. Art IS cool.
Above is a development sketch. My nine-plus years of service in the valet industry have got me stuck on this idea for a space valet comic. This is me trying to flesh out some ideas. The central globe is an interstellar rest-stop. The ships enter the empty central area and are then parked out on the "flats" orbiting the rest stop.
Despite not knowing really where to go with this idea, I got this undeniable urge to paint! What a wonderful feeling! This is watercolor on watercolor paper.
The rest-stop is brightly colored with lights and such. I feel like it would have a casino at the top and the employees live in the bottom. (Although there isn't really a top or bottom since it's a sphere... but I haven't figured that one out yet.)
Finished sketch after I added some gouache, an opaque watercolor, to make some darks in the background.
If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to leave a comment or email me!
Landon R. Wilson
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