Lake and Plam, Burbank. Group show
Here are two tiny 6x8 oils and quick PA's painted with buddy Aaron in Burbank a few weeks ago. When I set up for the second one (320 N. Lake) I was technically six feet onto the entrance way of the Burbank power department side entrance (after 5AM) After letting me get started the security guard moseyed over and asked me to move. About 6 to ten feet back onto the public sidewalk was what he wanted. The problem is I'm allergic to sun and don't like to paint in the direct sun on a hot day anyway. I asks him really nice if he could just look the other way for an hour and he just wouldn't do it. I painted the same basic view ( a bit cropped) across the street anyway, but was yet again annoyed by the old 9-11 excuse to hassle artists. I also despise when they still want to be your pal, these are just the "rules." I'd understand it I wanted into the plant itself that would just be silly of me to try. His sage advice informing me that if I write the company big shots and get permission a month ahead of time so I can stand 6 feet closer was so ludicrous I wish he wouldn't waste the both of our times with his bullshit to make himself feel like a good guy when he's just another asshole. Aaron snapped the moment. the show I mentioned last week was postponed.
I don't care for Photorealism, but do like some Realist painters who have good composition, color, feeling and editing skills like John Register, an artist that Tony Peters turned me onto.