If you haven’t heard by now, (I’ve been marketing the thing like crazy) I’ve published a little book on the Black Rock Portrait Project oil painting studies as a fundraiser for the project, which will be returning to the Playa this year. You can see and order it here: http://vlasicstudio.com/vlasicstudio.com/Order_the_Book__the_Black_Rock_Portrait_Project__the_Study_Paintings.html The book turned out great, and I’m very pleased with it. (this is the first book for the project, I will still be creating a large book on the completed project in the future).
Speaking of fundraising, I am offering the painting “Michelle” at 50% off in my Etsy store, all proceeds go to support the project: https://www.etsy.com/shop/VlasicStudio (In fact, the sale of this painting would fund the entire trip, so I would be extremely grateful to ship her off to a new home.)
This year’s trip to Burning Man will not only include the continued taking of photographs of people to later create paintings from, but I’ll also set up a display of the project with images of the paintings, something I promised to do at the Project’s inception in 2011. It’s my way of giving back to the community that inspired it. Any support you’d like to provide to help make this happen is greatly appreciated: http://www.blackrockportraitproject.com/blackrockportraitproject.com/Support_the_Project.html I am rather excited about the journey to Black Rock City this year. It will be the first year that I am going out early (to help build our theme camp and install my display) and staying late (to help tear it all down.) I’ll be on-site for 12 days total. It’s a very different experience being there before the event opens, meeting all the serious Burners out there to build camps, install art, and create the city’s foundation. I’m really looking forward to it.
On that note, I’m working on completing as many paintings for the project as I can before I leave for BM in August. I’m very excited about this one, “Warrior Princess” (it’s a big one, 2 x 4′.) Here are a couple in-studio images of the painting in progress: (There’s still a very long way to go, but I am happy with it so far.)
More New Work: This lovely little painting for the Wallflower series is currently up for auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121329239661?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Into Instagram? I’ve been getting really busy there lately, sharing lots of little videos and images as I’m painting: http://instagram.com/vlasicstudio_livethefablife#
And about all those cranes…If you read my last post, you’ll know that I started a little personal project, folding 1000 cranes from ArtForum magazine pages. I finished! I now have bags and boxes full of colorful cranes crammed into my art studio’s storage area, ready to create an installation. If the Man and I could only agree on where this installation will go…I will post pics when the installation phase starts.
That’s all for now, I hope you have a marvelous weekend. I’ll be here in the studio, painting away…
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