#54 Gan Dalf “Akira The Musical Part 3”

Gan Dalf talks to us about live painting, Alex Gray’s commune, one of her crazy living situations, what inspires her sketchbook drawings, anime, and more. We talk about her mother embroidering her drawings, her sister’s art, road rage, and more. We critique “Plague Maid”, talk about tattoo culture, craftsmanship, the Puppy Bowl, her top 5 living artists and more! Great fun episode; she’s the coolest. Check her work out at @gan_dalf, and her sister’s at @stephanieintelisano.

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#53 David Polka “The Trust Fund Baby App”

We talk to David Polka (@slowcoolassault) at Faultline Studio in Oakland about coming from New Mexico, how art scenes change, the “magic” of creation, symbolism, following the art path as a young person and more. We discuss his painting “State Of The Union” which leads into talk about the current state of affairs AKA the most political talk we’ve ever gotten into! We also talk about avoiding being pedantic with political art, his art technique and how the Southwest shows up in his work! We talk about the benefit of doing commercial murals which leads into talk about graffiti, urban exploration and more. We talk about his art in the film, “Sorry To Bother You!” Who are his T5DOA? What would he do with David Choe money? Check his great work out at www.davidpolka.com.

Artists mentioned:

James Jean (@jamesjeanart)

Tamara Santibanez (@tamarasantibanez)

Marsha Robinson (@strangedirt)

Zac Scheinbaum (@zacscheinbaum)

Georgia O’Keefe


Tewa black pottery

Projector for indoor murals – short throw projector

99 Dragons – www.dragonschool99.com

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#52 Fernando Reyes “Just Get A Retrospective”

We join Fernando Reyes in his Oakland studio to talk about how he quit his job in banking to pursue art full time, studying at the Art Institute of Chicago, studying printmaking at UC Davis, how your limitations can inspire your direction, listening for good ideas, appreciating Matisse, woodblock printing, converting your artistic waste into art, his retrospective at the Mexican museum, his painting “Prudence” and “Tranquil,” the importance of collector relationships, his approach to figure drawing, selling prints, and the Startup Art Fair. Sergio wants to know “what’s the deal with monoprints?” check his great work out at www.freyesart.com!

stArtup Art Fair

Artists mentioned:

Lucian Freud

Egon Shiele

Paul Cadmus (drawings)




Rex Ray

James Kennedy

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#51 MJ Lindo “Try It Out”

Let’s kick off the new year with some MJ Lindo! MJ sits down with Waiting To Dry and we talk about her new obsession with creating murals. She talks about how to land gigs even without being qualified, and what we might have done if we had not been artists. Josh shares his secret technique on how he’s gotten so many Instagram followers so quickly. Try it and see if it works for you! We talk about artists dating artists, Josh and MJ getting closer to being full-time artists, Sergio talks about his 2019 plans, and we wrap up by talking about our iTunes review giveaway and what doing the podcast in 2018 has done for our lives!

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#50 “Knuckle Sandwich”

It’s episode 50! We talk about what we enjoy about doing the show for a year, and what we plan on doing as a new direction for the next year of WTD. We talk about selling prints, make fun of MJ’s new obsession and talk about how we celebrate Christmas. We talk about the process behind Sergio’s “Florosculism” piece and about not having a set outcome for paintings. Should you put your prices on your website? We talk about it. We discuss Jerry Saltz’s “How To Be An Artist.” We also talk about our upcoming 2019 show and our giveaway eligibility ending soon! We end with talking about our favorite holiday movies.

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#49 Trekell Art Supplies “I Have The Answer”

Courtney and Andrew from Trekell Art Supplies paid Waiting To Dry a visit all the way from Hesperia to Santa Rosa! We talk about a million different things with them! The evolution of Instagram, the difference between selling art and art supplies, the history of the company, do art suppliers get along with each other? They talk about doing conventions, filming artists for interviews, artists with side gigs, raising the value of fine art in society, celebrity artists, and how Andrew got his start with filming. How do they answer the Top 5 Alive and David Choe Money question?? It was great to talk about art with some folks who aren’t artists but are in the art world. It is nice to get an alternative perspective on the art world from an artist-adjacent company. Very fun to get to know Trekell!


Trekell’s Youtube Page

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#48 Cody Miles “Toilet Flowers”

We go to Cody Miles’ studio to talk to him all about being a teacher of art for this new generation. What do young people think is good art? We also talk about looking at traditional vs digital art, and his upcoming move to Japan. We talk about the difference in culture, traveling within the country, “the meat incident,” opposite-hand crayon drawings, and more. We talk about 2 of his pieces which leads into talk about taking art too seriously, sketching people without getting caught, and comedy as social commentary. Sergio’s soundboard gets a mind of its own. As always, we get our guest’s T5AA and DCM! Rate and review us on iTunes for a chance to win original art from WTD!

@codymiles (IG)


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#47 Scott W. Prior “Tijuana Velvet Frames”

Scott W. Prior aka “Rod Bernardo” comes on the show and comes in fresh&hot! Topics discussed: the value of swearing, his start in the world of plein air, velvet frames, getting critiqued, the heyday of plein air events, destroying your old paintings, and more. Scott tells a story about an award getting taken from him, his “Plein Air Punk” brand, and we discover our artist pseudonyms once and for all! We discuss his painting “Market Street Hustle”, shitty uni, family not getting the artist lifestyle, his Top-5-Alive artists, David Choe money, and end with culture’s youth obsession.

Scott W. Prior’s website

Scott’s Facebook Page

Scott’s Instagram

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#46 The Smarterest Episode Yet

Josh recaps his elephant sanctuary visit during his Thailand vacation, Thanksgiving, and travel. They then talk about goal setting, the term “branding,” and some risks they want to try in their art. Josh talks about some recent movies he watched such as “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.” Forrest Gump: Conservative propaganda or modern tragedy? What 5 movies would Sergio take to a desert island?  Sergio then reads Bill Maher’s blog entry “Adulting” as Bill Maher, and Joshua trashes him as Joshua Lawyer. Are people more nostalgic now than other generations? They end by putting out a call with an idea to help them grow the podcast audience. Subscribe, rate and review the show for a chance to win original art until the end of December!

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#45 Patrick Mathews: Skulls And Snakes

On this episode Patrick Mathews talks to us about the influence of early-90’s skateboard graphics on him, studying architecture, the meaning of skulls in art, buying stuff from art supply stores and never using them, putting art on things other than canvas, buying prints, and making stickers. We get into his painting of a jaguar attacking a crocodile and what inspired it and just how much work went into it. We get into his Top 5 Living Artists, and what he’d do with David Choe money! Check out his wide variety of work at art-pm.com. R.I.P. Stan Lee.

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