Sunday, May 31, 2009

Urbancowfolks Studio

Urbancowfolks Studio workspace May 31, 2009. A little corner in a small house in Long Beach, CA.

Elmo & Hezekiah

Starting on another painting. Trying to get some done before the "Blossoming of the White Lotus" show which will be on June 12th. This new one is of Elmo Williams & Hezekiah Early. Pictured is the stage where I take pieces of vellum and lay on top of the rough sketch. I then trace the sketch on the vellum, which I will later transfer the image onto a wood panel, to then be painted.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Hound Dog Taylor - The Genuine Houserocker

"Hound Dog Taylor - The Genuine Houserocker"
16" X 20"
Acrylic / Spray paint on Wood Panel

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Limited Edition Blues Cats Series 1" Button Badges

Limited Edition Blues Cats 1" Button Badges from Urbancowfolks Studio. Art/Design by Tom Vadakan. Get yours now....................or don't.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Transfered and Inking

Image has been transfered to the wood panel and now the "inking" process begins.


The process in which I've been tackling my current project on blues musicians is as follow. I will make a "rough" sketch to size. I'll take a piece of vellum and "trace" the rough sketch. I'll then place the vellum over the wood panel and then transfer the image on the board. From there I'll "ink" over the transfered image, paint, etc. The final stage is sealing the image with cheapo "Americana" Acrylic Sealer. I typically get the gloss finish one.

This image shows the stage where the vellum is laid on wood panel and I'll proceed to transfer the image. The image is of Hound Dog Taylor, which will be my next painting in the series, that will be shown at Dano's "White Lotus" show on June 12th at the Hurley HQ in Costa Mesa.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins

"Lightnin' Hopkins"
11" X 14"
Mixed media on wood

New painting for Dano's "White Lotus II" show.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lightnin' Hopkins Sketch

Here is a sketch for my next painting. It's of one of the coolest blues cat that ever was, Mr. Sam "Lightnin' Hopkins.

"Messin' With The Kid"

"Messin' With The Kid"
9" X 12"
Acrylic/Spray Paint on Wood

This is one in a series of new paintings of blues musicians. I will have these at the Dano Surfboard show which will be on June 12th at the Hurley HQ in Costa Mesa.

More info later.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Jr. Wells - WIP

Here is a sketch and painting that is a work in progress of blues harmonica great, Mr. Jr. Wells. I'm painting a small series of blues musicians for the upcoming Dano Surfboards show, that will take place at the Hurley HQ in Costa Mesa on June 12th. I'm pretty much lagging on getting paintings done, so hopefully I'll kick some butt the next few weeks.