September 10, 2013

Video: Live Guitar Painting

Before I get to the video I am about to share, I regret to inform you all that I keep starting (and not finishing) all these "insightful" blog posts.  It's not that I don't like any of the topics I am writing about, I just can't pick the one to just finish and hit publish!  This has been such a learning and growing year for me personally, and I have so much to share that I don't even know where to begin.  Adding to this, as more and more readers tune in each month, my duty to blog about relevant and insightful topics regularly has now created a sort of writers' stage fright.  I'll get over it, I am sure!

In the meantime,  I want to share a time-lapse video of me painting live at the Budweiser Made in America Concert Tour.  On their stop in Minneapolis, I was asked to paint a guitar in front of a live audience- a very loud, audience as you can see!   It took me about 3.5 hours to finish the guitar from a blank white canvas to the finished project- which is a tribute to the Minneapolis music scene.  Anyone from Minneapolis will likely recognize the stars and logos of First Ave, one of our older and most well-known concert venues.  

The guitar was sent on with the Budweiser tour, making its' final stop at the Made in America Music Festival in Phillidelphia last weekend along with this video.  Big thank you to Budweiser and Big Shoulders for hiring me for the job!  I had a great time and really enjoyed creating this guitar for you all to see. 

During the Minneapolis stop on the Budweiser Made in America Tour, I was asked to do a live painting during the concert event unlike one I've done before. Instead of a canvas, I painted a guitar with quite the audience and about three hours to do it! I painted a tribute to one of the most iconic music venues in Minneapolis- First Avenue. The guitar continued on with the tour and found its way to the Budweiser Made in America Music Festival last weekend. Thank you to Big Shoulders and Budweiser for having me paint a part of the experience!