#56 Keep The Sauce Hot

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.

Gallery Nucleus Portland: Suggestivism Show

GRIS by Nomada Studio

American Illustration 37

Entitled “Birch”

Romare Bearden Foundation

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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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#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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#40 “Jackson Bollocks”

It’s episode 40 so naturally we start the episode off by talking about 40’s. We then talk about our upcoming shows which leads to talk about strengthening our weak spots, before we get into talking about what everyone’s talking about: Banksy’s latest stunt. We give our takes and our takes on other people’s takes. We talk about the Conor/Kabib fight, what our art might sound like, recapping the Hiroshi Sato episode, our David Choe money answers, and we answer a buttload of listener questions! We talk about the two portraits that Josh did for the upcoming Abend Gallery show, then end with some random silly chit-chat at the end as we often do with the solo shows. Rate subscribe and review us!

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#35: Beefy Traxx

Another episode of Machine Gun Kelly’s favorite art podcast! We sit down to talk about Jeremy Mann’s pop-up show and his movie “The Conductor”, which leads to talk about street art vs. graffiti, superhero movie talk, white rappers, the episode of Harsh Truth with the Thinkspace Gallery owner(is WTD moving to LA???), pay-to-play galleries, assorted randomness, and we get into Sergio’s brain a bit! What’s really behind the Painted Roses series and when is he gonna stop repeating himself so goddamn much?! We talk about a piece of Sergio’s that goes in a new direction for him and what that might mean for his future and for artists who change in general. And then it just kinda falls apart at the end in true WTD fashion. Make sure you’re following @mainloop for more info about all of his upcoming shows.

Artists worth looking up:

@Jean_baptiste_besancon

Kathryn Macnaughton

Mark English

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#33: The Squeaky Dryer Sketchbook Episode

Who the heck needs a guest?! Josh and Sergio start off by talking about the Moleskine Show book signing, the new cat Greg, their summer painting breaks, and Sergio’s new vlog before getting deep into each other’s sketchbooks. Josh brings his sketchbooks from the past few years; Sergio brings his most recent book and one from 2005 and talk about what they find. They then discuss new directions that Sergio wants to go in. They end by discussing some quotes from the Harvey Dunn book. You should know by now. Some silliness, some seriousness. Sorry about the squeaks.

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#28: Top 5, Dead Or Alive


It’s a head-exploder of an episode! Sergio went up to the Avenue of The Giants to gather ref’ while Josh stayed home to work on moving MJ’s studio. We talk about the upcoming Miyazaki art show, not feeling the pressure to paint, Instagram Live, our top 5 artists, why people buy shit they don’t need, selling prints, TV and movie talk(and why we hate sitcoms), the dynamic between Josh and MJ, middle names, why Craiglist is better than Instagram, and why Flickr should make a comeback. Lots of tangents but it’s a good fun episode to get to know your hosts better.
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#19: “The Starving Artist Diet”


The first episode with ya boyz together in 4 weeks! We start off by recapping Sergio’s plein air event in Atlanta, then we talk about the episodes Josh did with Steve Kim and Felicia Gabaldon and what Sergio thought of them. We talk John Krasinski, Donald Glover, Alex Jones, and Cobra Kai amongst other things. We talk about sketchbook habits, then recap our previous weekends and trash the BS parts of the Santa Rosa art scene amongst other things before discussing an altercation Josh had at his WonderlandSF reception. We talk more about Felicia end with a brief discussion of cultural appropriation. Please rate and review us on iTunes!

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#15: The Wandering Eye Of A Whispering Soul

Sergio and Josh recap their boozy night before talking about working on their upcoming shows. All sorts of random stuff gets talked about, such as framing, Bam Bam Bigelow, nuclear holocaust, dad jokes, dark comedies, not jotting down ideas, and people listening to our podcast. Sergio fails miserably at trying to get Josh to read The Art Spirit by Robert Henri. We trash a bunch of annoying things before we limp to the finish line. Uber epic episode. Stayeth woketh, bros.

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#14: Emilio Villalba “Sounding Cheesy”

Fresh off the heels of his Booth Gallery in NYC show, Emilio Villalba invites us to his home and studio to talk about how he titles his paintings, the eyeballs he paints, how his environment influences his work, going from animation in LA to painting in SF, music, teaching, how Mark Tennant changed his life, his journey to see Velasquez and a few other things before we get into his painting in progress, “Mother and Child” that he graciously allowed us to share with you. We discuss why Picasso and Willem de Kooning were great(clutch your pearls, realists!) and speculate on who will be remembered from our time. We wrap it up by talking about album cover art. It’s obvious how thoughtful he is about his craft. If you’re a painter of any sort, you’ll really enjoy this one.

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“The Blind Cat”
Mark Tennant
Mark Tennant

Manet
Picasso’s “Guernica”
Lucian Freud
Frank Stella
Diebenkorn
Basquiat
Alex Kanevsky American/Lithuanian painter