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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 2012 in San Francisco

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2012 by n8vandyke

I’m coming down after a really fun weekend. I was asked back for my second year in a row to be a live painter at the festival. I had a great time last year and was certain to repeat that. I got teamed up with my bud and fellow artist, Sam Flores. We painted together at this event last year and figured it’d be a team-up worth repeating. I didn’t get the greatest photographic proof from the event but I do have some pics worth sharing.

First off, I was asked to repurpose some artwork which ended up getting used as banners on one of the smaller stages. It was great to see one of my old elephants acting as book ends for the bands on stage. Things like this are the the cherries on top which make being an artist all that more enjoyable.

Sam and I were scheduled to paint a mural on Friday (the first day of the event) as well as Saturday. Here is a somewhat cropped look at a mural we did from the first day. I did the painting of the silverback and combined it with his phonograph and resulting music.

As an added bonus I was photographed working on the gorilla and featured on the website of the local SF paper. Another one of those cherries I mentioned…

Then on Saturday we were at it again. Turns out I didn’t really get any great shots of the mural Sam Flores and I did on Saturday at the Outside Lands Music Festival. Sam showed up a bit late so I got the ball rolling on this one. I painted a gorilla head and feathers which he then turned into a head dress for one of his characters. Here’s Sam playing catch-up. He was maddly trying to finish it up so that we could relax and catch the closing act… Metallica!

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.



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