This past Saturday, I did some live painting at the Kearny Street Workshop booth, promoting the arts for Asian Americans in the Bay area. It was a ton of fun, and I got some really great pieces out of it!
Here are the resulting pieces -- click through to see higher res images...
"Living Tree" - watercolor and marker on paper - 10" x 7"
"Mountain in Bloom" - watercolor and marker on paper - 16" x 12"
"Purple Bunny" - watercolor and marker on paper - 10" x 7"
Live painting is always a fun experience -- this was probably the third or fourth time I've done it, but this was the longest time and largest (potential) crowd I've ever painted for. There would be moments where I would look up and there are twenty people staring at me. Other times it would be nothing except for the occasional sidelong glance.
I met a bunch of great people and had some really good conversations though. Always a good time =)
I'm not normally a hat person, but yesterday was boiling. I think my face would have peeled off if the guys in the next booth hadn't given me a free hat. Free hat, free hat, free hat.
There were lots of people interested in my work -- one guy asked if I could draw something on his sketchbook.
He was happy =).
There were others interested as emerging artists themselves -- here's an inquisitive girl who lingered for a while asking very specific questions about technique and methodology.
"You have the rest of your art on your website?" "Yup."
All in all, a good day! Very tiring, but very fulfilling. Although I'm about three shades darker and half of my brain is cooked, I would definitely do it again given the opportunity.