John Wentz returns to the podcast to talk to us about his year in Gay Paris, how people taste, and what’s the point of painting, anyway? We also talk about shipping for an international show, European notions of art as a career, public art as it relates to community, the preciousness of art, oil painting’s relevance today, the documentary “Struggle,” and more. John shares a story about getting caught in a riot at a Parisian McDonald’s. We compare Americans and Europeans some more before we get into Sergio’s Question Corner! We open up the floodgates of hate on David Hockney and discuss who is the most overrated artist. Catch John’s show at Hashimoto Contemporary before it comes down on February 23rd.
We meet Blake Neubert at Liv And Chiu Art Studio in Berkeley and have a great conversation with him about the shitty supplies he uses, how he comes up with his ideas, how the scrape-away series went viral, being woke AF, how he started the Death of A Co-Worker series with Benjamin Bjorklund, and answer a ton of listener questions! We discuss the nature of Grimace and Josh accepts the challenge to paint butterflies for the rest of his life. Study with Blake and Benjamin at Valleyartworkshop.com February 23-34th, 2019. Paint those eggplants, guys.
This will go down as one of most awkward episodes of all time. After failing to record the first hour of our show, we attempt to recreate the unrecorded conversation. We talk about art pricing, compromising your vision, art business and more. Some stuff may have gotten repeated because we couldn’t remember what part we hadn’t recorded. We also talk about American Illustration dun goofin’, do a quick Reddit Audio Theatahh about an entitled “birch,” get into some of Sergio’s Hot Pic of The Month, and cap off the episode talking about artists we hate.
Delphyne V talks with us about falling in love with SF, embracing the shadow side of life, how her art deals with human relationships to nature, tarot, the Paris artist mentality, her painting “Poppies,” her Funny Bones series and a discussion on pricing art. She also talks about sharing a studio with @johnwentz, couples critiquing each other, and more talk about pricing. Josh introduces a new question for the guest! Go meet Delphyne and John Wentz Saturday February 2nd at Hashimoto Contemporary! Pardon her French.
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.
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.
James Jean (@jamesjeanart)
Tamara Santibanez (@tamarasantibanez)
Marsha Robinson (@strangedirt)
Zac Scheinbaum (@zacscheinbaum)
Tewa black pottery
Projector for indoor murals – short throw projector
99 Dragons – www.dragonschool99.com
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!
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.
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!
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!