Josh and Sergio ramble about the Super Bowl, Sergio gives an update on the gouache course and a sketch box he built, and they discuss a Youtube video they watched about business for artists. They talk about what they got out of the video such as how your personality relates to your natural salesmanship, limiting beliefs around making money, being a “sell-out,” learning pricing from selling merch, and competing with dead artists for market share. We end by discussing how “art means what you want it to mean” is a cop-out.
Sergio is joining the faculty at Sentient Academy! We talk about how teaching can be thought of like an artist, why artists shouldn’t self-deprecate, Josh’s feelings about his work after finishing the paintings for the Stone Sparrow Gallery show, scientists splicing human genes into monkey brains, the pressure of the first page of the sketchbook, and more. Is Josh an optimistic nihilist? Would any artist be invited to the locker room if their favorite team won the Super Bowl? Is art fame the best kind of fame? All these questions answered on this week’s episode of Waiting To Dry!
Sergio talks about his course and being in teaching-mode and how that affects his painting. Josh talks about nearing the finish line of the work for his upcoming show in November. We answer a ton of your listener questions this week too!
Some of the questions answered:
(23:35) Do you make 5-year plans or just go with the flow?
(38:42) Do birds have fun?
(45:43) What’s a subject matter you dislike painting?
(51:05) What is most fun in your process?
(1:03:15) Is there a reason to what seems like you solely using women as subjects in your work?
(1:18:05) Do you have favorite easy foods to make while painting?
(1:27:48) Having this platform, do you ever worry about getting canceled in this cancel-culture world?
(1:37:20) Why doesn’t Josh start his own pencil company and make millions?
(1:43:11) Do you ever have the urge to put all of your creative energy into one style or body of work?
(1:51:12) How did you realize that you can make a living off of your art? How did you start?
(2:03:00) How do you stay motivated while doing the busy work admin part of being an artist?
We also rip on the documentary, “The Price Of Everything” and praise Jeffrey Catherine Jones’s documentary “Better Things.”
Sign up for any of Sergio’s three workshops at www.themainloop.com!
We talk about drama surrounding Sergio and Vanessa’s food podcast A Bit Saucy and how painting is like making grilled cheeses, handling useless feedback, hating flies, avoiding comfort and boredom in your work, working through bad ideas, mural ideas vs. canvas ideas, and we revisit The Rock’s performance in the 2001 classic, The Mummy Returns! Check out Sergio’s upcoming workshops at https://bit.ly/AOC2020Sergio, or sign up to beta-test his course at www.themainloop.com!
On this week’s episode we discuss artists who feel entitled to a foot in the door, versus artists who have the confidence to create their own opportunities. What about false confidence, or losing confidence as you gain skills? Also what’s the difference between Wayne Thiebaud and Tim Tebow? Is there one? All this and more! Rate and review us on Apple Podcasts if you got a minute.
The bad boyz of art podcasting are back! We talk about why most art podcasts are bad, Sergio talks about his San Diego trip and the horror of party brunches, cooking as a metaphor for art, Josh’s art party from Saturday, clarifying Sergio’s work ethic, Josh’s art trade show idea, being turned off by style in art, Josh’s heroics, answer a listener question about mural pricing, Josh’s altercation with a tweaker, and more.
Check out Sergio’s new painting at Modern Eden Gallery March 7th 2020.
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In today’s mini-episode, we discuss Kobe Bryant’s work ethic and whether it applies to artists, answer a question about gear weight while traveling for plein air, artists capitalizing on celebrity deaths, Ludacris’s All Star Game sweater, and another rant on Jim Carrey being a terrible artist. Find us on iTunes, and rate us review us or hate us!
The boys from Waiting To Dry host the 2nd Annual Wacademy Awards! Josh add Sergio hand out praise and rants like so many Woscars! Along with the best movies, performances, and directors, they also award their guilty pleasures, comedies, superhero movies, TV shows and worst movies of 2019! We end with a discussion about if actors and actresses should have separate award categories and sound hella woke! Please give us a rating or let us know what your favorite movies of 2019 were!
MJ Lindo-Lawyer joins the show today and we talk about trying to get popular in 2020, back pain, MJ and Josh making steps toward becoming full-time artists and how they handle problems differently, and more. Can math prove art is good or bad? Is there math in storytelling? We then switch gears and talk about recent movies and TV shows we watched. We discuss “Mid 90’s,” “Jojo Rabbit,” Oscar nominees, and why “Fargo” might be the best TV show ever. MJ discusses “Don’t F With Cats(spoiler alert!)”, and asks which 3 movies impacted our childhood the most! Josh finds out how Forrest Gump affected his art! We end with MJ asking which TV show impacted our childhood the most! Let us know yours! Find MJ on Instagram at @mjlindo.
This week we are debuting our new episode format of the podcast! We talk about what we’re doing for these episodes and why, discuss freedom vs security, talk about album cover art we like and why, and finish with talking about why Josh’s Roseland mural is getting painted over!