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Outside Lands mural

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2013 by n8vandyke

I had a lot of fun getting messy last Friday while painting a live mural at Outside Lands. I got to collaborate with my buddy, Sam Flores, for our third year in a row at this music festival. The final mural size is 8’x20′. A big thanks to all who came out and said hey. I had a great time seeing some familiar faces and meeting new ones.

Portrait photo by Jeben Berg.




Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2013 by n8vandyke

I’ll be doing that live painting stuff for the third year at Outside Lands Music Festival here in SF while I secretly freak out inside. I’ve painted over the course of two days in the past but will only be painting on Friday the 9th this year. If you are going to it already come by and say hey (make mine a Heineken:). All of the info is right here…


P.S. I’m kinda opening for Paul McCartney. So… yeah… I’m the 5th Beatle. Sorry, Yoko…





Outside Lands Music Festival

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2011 by n8vandyke

It’s been a long weekend. I was hired along with a handful of other artist friends to do live painting for JUXTAPOZ at this 3-day music festival. I ended up painting with my buddy, Sam Flores on a couple murals. We ended up working on Friday and Sunday (resting on Saturday).

We got there before it all opened on Friday so we could set up and get a feel for it before all the crowd got there. We were set up on the Polo Grounds in Golden Gate Park here in SF. It was your typical festival with big crowds, constant music, more port-o-potties than I’ve ever seen in my life, $9 beers and so on.

We had a wall set up near these huge windmills which made for a pretty cool entrance.


The walls we were painting on were laid out in a triangle shape with artists on each side and each wall measured 8’x24′


The day before I decided I’d do a drawing, take it to Kinko’s to blow it up, wheat paste it and then just paint over it. I knew it would be hot and crowded so I didn’t want to have to think too hard there and rather have fun. I ended up doing a drawing of an orangutan hunched over and drawing on the ground.


I pasted it up and made Sam sweat a bit because by posting up the drawing I had instant results and he got to play catch up. The idea I came up with was this orangutan is drawing a bunch of chicken scratch but what he sees in his head is beautiful (Sam handled what he saw in his head). Here we are getting it going.


I didn’t get as many progress shots as I’d like because it was so easy to get caught up working and talking to people. SF Gate did, however. They are the local newspaper website for the SF Chronicle and they got a progress shot of it when they were covering the festival.


Here it is pretty much wrapped up…


Now for the finishing touch…


We almost always had a decent crowd around us hanging out and watching the progress..


On Sunday Sam and I returned and collaborated on a whole new wall. I stuck with what worked and made another orangutan poster. I stuck with the orangutan because people seemed to dig it and… because I had plenty of orange paint left from Friday. I didn’t get any progress shots on this one. We’ll fast forward to the end result…


Sam did a girl with a dragon head dress behind it.


Here was our view of the main stage.



More. People.

Mural Friday

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 25, 2011 by n8vandyke

So, this is a glimpse as to how I spent my afternoon. My buddy, Nick, wanted a mural in his bedroom because the room was sad and didn’t have the “I live here” look. So, I biked over to his house with tools in hand and fixed it up. He and his lady lounged and watched it go down. We had Indian food, drank Smirnoff Ice, listened to The Doors, Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, etc… and I just painted away. The swirls in the bottom left hand side is where his head will be on his pillow. Not a bad way to spend a day…

Pic proof that I was in Orlando

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 27, 2010 by n8vandyke

I’d make a crappy mother because I don’t take enough photo’s. In any event I figured I’d share some pics of my time in Orlando. It’s 4-something in the morning and I figured I’d get some pics off of my camera while drinking wine and eating cheese (no joke… I’m actually out of beer and whiskey… it happens). So… let’s get at it…

They had us set up outside in the back parking lot of a framing store. We were working on two sheets of sheetrock which measured eight feet square. This is the progress of my piece…

Here are some of the other guys making art happen…

More art stuff…

While I was in Orlando they rented a Lotus for me to get around town in…

As you can see it was a tight fit…

This pic may seem kinda random but it’s proof of something in a few ways. It’s proof of the hotel I stayed at as well as being proof of the second floor roof I jumped off of into the pool some 8 times in the two nights I was there. There should be a video of it soon to follow. I’ll be sure to edit out the fact that I was naked 🙂

Here’s a shot of my finished mural with a couple originals hanging on it at the show.

And for the final picture we have a group shot of a bunch of the artists after the show. I always thought group shots like these lacked interest so I decided I’d improve on it by dropping my pants. Why not? Life is too short to live it with a stick up your ass. I might point out that the only lady in the mix is taking notice. Everyone else feared it.

I’m heading to Orlando, Florida!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2010 by n8vandyke

I’m really excited about this art show I am taking part in all the way over in Orlando at the Cameo Theater in Downtown. I’m one of 20-something artists who will be participating in this event. Each artist will be doing a 7’x7′ wall/mural and each artist will also be displaying other original art which will be for sale. This event is so damn big that it will have two opening nights. There is a lot of buzz around this event. I will only be in attendance for the opening night on Friday and will miss Saturday night. I’ll be more than happy to do sketches and talk shop so come on by if you are anywhere near it. All the info is on the flier below. I hope to see ya there!

Yet ANOTHER time-lapse video…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on November 13, 2009 by n8vandyke

This one just got tossed up on the web so I figured I would share. This mural is nearly a year old and the video was put together by Ante UP. It’s from when I had a solo show at the Upper Playground Gallery  in Portland. Enjoy!



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