The Philadelphia Cartoonist Society is showing at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville, New Jersey. I will have no less than EIGHT new pieces in the show and will be in the fine company of my fellow PCS members. Above is one of my new pieces.
If you can make it, please join us tomorrow for our opening reception :
PCS takes Millville! // 6PM – 9PM // Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts // N High Street // Millville, NJ 08332
There will be refreshments and merchandise available at the opening. Hope to see you there!! Also, big thanks to Kyle Margiotta for spearheading this exhibit.
How do folks! I am still in the midst of post processing photos from Future History, so keep a look out. For now, I tried out a diff style of me – wide-eyed and a pop of color. Can you tell I like royal blue?
I know I know. It has been FOREVER since I posted anything, and you know what? It’s a crying shame. I have lots to share from my last show, Future History, and hopefully will be able to update on other happenings soon. For now though, let’s get back into it with a good old What I Wore Today. Sometimes when you are feeling rusty or out of the loop, draw what you see, and I saw me. Enjoy!
On the first really nice day I had in Taipei, I went for a hike up Elephant Mountain with my lovely host, Lauren. We were hilariously out of shape, but determined and made it to the top fairly quickly. To celebrate our success we had a picnic sushi lunch and beer promptly undoing all our hard work. Side note: pork floss is a weird idea, especially in sushi.
After the mountain we stopped by the Simple Market, which is a sort of indie craft and arts market (defo my thing). I also found an adorable cat that the owners graciously let me photograph. You can peek him above.
Well, technically this is number two. I drew a WIWT first on the day I went to the airport, but you might have already saw that on my artist page, or my regular Facebook, so I will save it for a little later…
So… TAIPEI! I went for two weeks to visit close friends of mine, it was awesome.
I find that I try too hard in sketchbooks. They should be fun, and mistakes make sense. My good friend Patch says sketchbooks are like an art gym where you build strength. I took a different approach with this trip and decided to just draw random doodles relating to things I saw or things that happened including funny stories, weird foods, and beautiful sites. It was a lot less pressure than trying to draw a beautifully detailed landscape. It felt more like a journal this time. I take a lot of this inspiration from my friends in the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society as well as cartoonists like Gemma Correll and Tom Gauld (I like labeling things!!). Anyway, I am rambling.
Above is a drawing inside an independent coffee shop I found.
What is a Boom Town without machines? I painted this piece in reference to my Drifting Parade show in 2012.
BT Machine Purple
8X10 Gouache and Pentel Brush Pen on Panel
Remember if you haven’t seen the show yet, it is up through February 5th at the Last Drop Coffee House!!
This wee guy shows up a couple times in the cityscapes, so I decided to give him his own little square. He also was the most popular badge/pin I made.
Gouache and Pentel Brush Pen on 6×6 Panel
More from Boom Town! Eventually, I will take some good photos of the work installed at the Last Drop. I’m not super creative with titles, so I just called this BT Purple for it’s dominant color and difference from the others (in a set of 3, being yellow and blue). I really love the brightness of this guy.
All the work is for sale! So I am listing prices if they haven’t sold. If you are interested give me a shout. 🙂
11×14 Gouache and Pentel Brush Pen on Paper, framed.
from Boom Town
Opening Friday, December 6th I will be exhibiting new works, and in FULL COLOR! Below is a slideshow of my process adding color. It has been really fun, and a lot looser than I usually work.
Friday, December 6th, 5PM-8PM
Showing through Feb 5th.
Last Drop Coffee House
1300 Pine Street
You can get more info and RSVP to the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1418276238402587
Don’t forget to like me on Facebook to follow my progress: https://www.facebook.com/cmbarbera.art