I’m always traveling and doing art projects in other parts of the world. I wanted to do something cool with my local community in San Clemente, with the idea of inspiring kids (young and old) to get creative, paint, and have fun with it.
I teamed up with Fredrix Canvas, SC Art Supply and Uni Posca for a “Paint with Drew” day, last Friday.
Fredrix Canvas makes the best quality and variety of canvas out there. They have all types for artists to be creative. Their large canvas panels are perfect for my move-able mural paintings. I paint on them with paint pens and spray paint; they always come out great.
Last September I painted 20 paintings in 20 days; they were all painted on Fredrix Canvas.
This year, I wanted to see what people can do with Fredrix’s new, awesome “black canvas”. The black canvas works great with the bright colors I like to paint with.
Fredrix donated a generous supply of black canvas for the event, SC Art Supply hosted the event, and Uni Posca donated paint pens.
We invited the public to come out and paint, and they showed up in droves.
Some kids came and wouldn’t leave; they were having too much fun painting. It was so cool for me to see their enthusiasm for art.
One teenager showed up with a painting he did on canvas, inspired by my style.
Local professional artist Lauren Tannehill showed up with her family, we saw San Clemente business owners and surfers and skaters and everything in between.
It was an awesome day!
Here’s a short photo slide show from the event (All photos shot by Jonie Photo):