26 Apr Painting Story – THE WEDGE
Magazines need a great cover if anyone’s going to open it up. I’m glad I was asked to create the artwork for So Cal Magazine’s cover for this issue.
So Cal Magazine is geared towards travelers, and it aims to show the Southern California “extreme fun” way of life.
So Jim Kirkwood, the magazine’s Editor and founder, asked me to paint something that would show the fun lifestyle we live here in So Cal.
Most of the covers of So Cal Magazine usually are a beautiful photograph of a local spot or activity. But this time Jim really went “outside the box” by putting my colorful art on it.
I’m stoked when my clients aren’t afraid to do something different!
We went through the sketch process, and Jim was happy with the first sketch I sent him. (It’s awesome when everything goes that smooth…)
Coming up with the concept always takes the most time for me. Once I have the sketch nailed down, the painting part is easy – it’s just putting in the time, drinking Yerba Mate and listening to the same music over and over again until it’s done.
When the painting was finished, I dropped it off at my buddy Gary at Chroma Concepts and had it scanned, then sent the digital file over to So Cal Magazine.
Then I framed the original painting so I could sell it.
The painting is named THE WEDGE, based on the famed surf spot in Newport Beach. The original painting is sized 36″ x 24″ on Canvas, painted with acrylics and paint pens.
THE WEDGE Giclee print on canvas is available for purchase in my Store Here
The original painting was purchased by Tim Smith, one of my regular collectors. Now, THE WEDGE will be joining NEPTUNE in it’s new home.
Life is Good – Drew