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Savvy Painter is a bi-weekly podcast for artists who mean business. Antrese Wood talks to expert painters about the business of art and how it gets created. Want to know how leaders in the fine art world of plein-air and landscape painting got their start? What habits do top artists have in common? Savvy Painter digs deep into the struggles and successes of contemporary painters. Artists spend enormous amounts of time alone in their studios. It's easy for them to believe their challenges are ...
 
Waiting To Dry is the most entertaining least informative art podcast on Earth. A podcast about art that's way more entertaining than reading an artist bio. Sergio Lopez is an artist who studied at art college, and Joshua Lawyer is self-taught. But both of them have a lot to say about being professional artists. This show isn't about what brushes to use or how to sell your paintings. They talk to artists and each other about what's going on in their lives and try to make each other laugh, an ...
 
Art Attack with Lizy Dastin and Justin BUA is a new kind of art podcast—engaging, informed, accessible and raw. Join artist BUA and art historian Lizy as they debate topical artworld happenings, bringing their unique—often contradictory—perspectives to the conversation. BUA is an internationally distinguished painter, television personality, writer, entrepreneur and teacher. He is perhaps best known for his renderings of often-overlooked characters that define the urban landscape; for instan ...
 
You Feel Me? is an original Skullcandy podcast featuring conversations with musicians, artists, and athletes you should know about. Hosted by Lee Shaner, creator of the popular music podcast, Kinda Neat. Subscribe for new episodes and follow us on social @skullcandy for the latest on product and music.
 
Welcome to Playhouse Experiences, hosted by Artistic Director of SoHo Playhouse, Darren Lee Cole. On this podcast you’ll be able to listen to interviews with both renowned and emerging theatre artists from around the world, explore why theatre is still central to culture in the 21st century, and hear about the balancing act between creativity and business. You’ll be able to follow Darren Lee Cole as he travels around the world in search of important and meaningful art to bring back to New Yo ...
 
Art Side of Life is a podcast and YouTube show dedicated to inspiring artists to pursue their passion in life and take action to make money as an artist. It is the perfect companion for your commute to school, work, or while you are creating. The artists share how to make money as an artist, how to get first art jobs, how to get freelance artist jobs, commissions, and clients, how to improve your art skills, how to find your style and grow your Instagram and social media following. Get inspi ...
 
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What helps you bring your full and authentic self to your time in your studio? Are there certain activities or habits that help you get in the right mindset to start your day and get those creative juices flowing? If you’ve been around the Savvy Painter community for very long, you know that I am a huge fan of meditation and mindfulness. I have see…
 
Sergio and Josh talk about the two types of deaths (00:08:26), how dreams abstracting reality parallels art (00:17:27), everyone having a line between good and bad art (00:28:18), what bothers them the most about the “Subway Sketcher” (00:40:42), answer a couple of listener questions including if they would ever do sculpture (00:51:35), how a stude…
 
What is it that catches your eye when you are determining what to paint? Do you look for color that speaks to you, are you drawn to certain subjects or locations? Growing up in Australia, Mary Tonkin quickly became enamored with, “The bush” - a term mostly used in the English vernacular of Australia and New Zealand where it is largely synonymous wi…
 
The work of René Magritte's is so iconic that one of his apple paintings inspired Paul McCartney to name the Beatles' company Apple Corps., which, in turn, inspired Steve Jobs to name his burgeoning computer company, Apple. Join our hosts as they explore the conceptual brilliance and paradoxical mystery of Magritte.…
 
In this episode: Sergio’s half-assed history lesson of the Salton Sea The unfriendliness of Julian California Why Josh’s recent mural project fell through Why it’s hard for Josh to make a hat What are NFTs and how they can transform the world of selling art digitally A Banksy piece getting caught up in the hype Josh getting into a tiff with the vir…
 
When was the last time you encountered a painting that really moved you? What feelings did the painting evoke? Did your initial impression of the painting remain or change the more you pondered it? I love hearing stories from fellow artists who have found themselves entranced by or enamored with the artwork of their peers. On this special episode, …
 
Across the art spectra, there is unfortunately a correlative connection between artists and addiction or addictive behavior. From Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, to Mark Rothko to Nan Goldin, some of the most insightful creatives have suffered from addictions that not only affected them personally, but also informed the aesthetic of their art. Join our hos…
 
Biography often plays an integral role in how any given artist is historicized; however, in the case of Yoko Ono, that biography hasn't done her much service. Credited with breaking up the Beatles, Ono's relationship with John Lennon has unfortunately eclipsed her prolific, provocative and profound career as a conceptual artist. Join our hosts as t…
 
Drew and Ben get the chance to talk with their college friend, Peter Niederbrach, about his comic Maze of Dolls in the crowd-funded Mythoverse anthology, Hallowed Harvest. Check out how you can support and ready Mythoverse comics here: https://www.patreon.com/mythoversecomics https://mythomerch.com/collections/comics…
 
Josh and Sergio ramble about the Super Bowl, Sergio gives an update on the gouache course and a sketch box he built, and they discuss a Youtube video they watched about business for artists. They talk about what they got out of the video such as how your personality relates to your natural salesmanship, limiting beliefs around making money, being a…
 
Have you struggled with integrating the various aspects of your day to day into a workflow that respects your responsibilities AND your passion for art? How do you avoid burning out and feeling like you’ve wasted too much of your life? If you’ve ever wondered if there was a way to truly bring your art to all aspects of your life - you’ve come to th…
 
Vanessa Walsh joins Josh and Sergio to talk about Avatar: The Last Airbender, the dark side of Tiktok, objectivity vs subjectivity in art, plans on living with Sergio in Colorado for a month, painting from life vs photos, and so much more! Vanessa's IG: @compassroseartistry @bloomreportmacro @abitsaucypodcast Josh's new IG: @losthome_apparel Sign u…
 
Sometimes we can sabotage our creativity without even realizing it. We think we can buckle down or toughen up to just get it done. But what if there is a better way to inspire your creativity? What if you can create from a place of authentic joy without the drama? That's what we explore in this episode of the Savvy Painter podcast!…
 
In this special MF Doom tribute, Josh and Sergio create alter-egos! We decide on what we would paint under our pseudonyms, and Josh gets VERY excited about the possibilities for Sergio’s ideas. Make sure to let Sergio know he needs to bring Lazerblade to life!By Waiting To Dry With Joshua Lawyer And Sergio Lopez
 
We start the 2021 year of Our Lord by talking about the Capitol Hill takeover, fixing the keyboard layout (26:10), the concept of “stealing your base,”(41:07) Milo Hartnoll calling out Devon Rodriguez for his staged Tiktok videos and Guiseppe Celi, the passing of MF Doom and what he meant to us, and the mysterious Cookie Monster mural. Cover art cr…
 
Josh and Sergio talk about the art world’s obsession with originality, recap their Christmas celebrations, Josh explains why he hates getting gifts, the aftermath of creating merch, and more. We then play the 2020 cliche game, where the winner is the person who used the most cliches! Who used the most cliche phrases, or the most cliche activities? …
 
How do you feel heading into 2021? Do you feel like you just need the clock to strike 12:01 am on January 1st, 2021 before you can even begin to hope for anything good? This has been a tough year, to say the least. But what if there was a way to acknowledge the struggle without letting it bog you down and rob you of your fun, joy, and passion for y…
 
Sergio asks Josh all about his process for rolling out merch! Josh breaks down how much he spent, how he would sell the prints differently, the companies he used and the advantages of printing local, the reasons for selling merch beyond monetary gain, the importance of ordering the right sizes for apparel, and more. If you’re about to make your own…
 
In this interview with the artist Steven Walker, we explore how dedication, focus, and setting the right priorities creates an environment that empowers creativity and excellence in the studio. What grounds you in the chaos that life throws your way? Is your painting what grounds you and keeps you headed in the right direction? Maybe for you, it’s …
 
We start off by talking about how to not do soul-sucking commissions and Josh asks Sergio a potentially friendship-ending question (17:40) before we get into what everyone is here to listen for: the recent video featuring Josh and MJ’s art without their permission! (20:00) Josh talks about why he deleted the story on his IG where he first announced…
 
Our first guest in the quarantine! Fan favorite Monty Guy talks to us about life in the Arizona desert, lack of motivation, The Chappelle Show being sold to Netflix, the cost of living, flags and borders, the deterioration of the Bay Area, embracing the outlaw, thoughts on the gallery role in the future, haggling and discounts(Josh gives a hot tip!…
 
Do you find yourself struggling with perfectionism? What do you do to turn down the volume and focus on what really matters? I’ve heard from so many of my friends and peers over the years about this topic that I decided to open it up to my Groth Studio participants. Several students were kind enough to open up about how they’ve dealt with perfectio…
 
On today's mini episode, we discuss the pros and cons of the pursuit of perfectionism at the expense of profitability. We also discuss the existence of squid people in our government. Josh's exhibition "Object In Motion" LINK Apply to beta-test Sergio's landscape painting courseBy Waiting To Dry With Joshua Lawyer And Sergio Lopez
 
Sergio is joining the faculty at Sentient Academy! We talk about how teaching can be thought of like an artist, why artists shouldn't self-deprecate, Josh's feelings about his work after finishing the paintings for the Stone Sparrow Gallery show, scientists splicing human genes into monkey brains, the pressure of the first page of the sketchbook, a…
 
Have you ever felt like you just don’t “fit in” at non-artist gatherings? What do you do with that feeling? Do you shrink back and retreat to the safety of your peers and insulate? Or do you press into the discomfort and forge your path? Everyone’s story is going to be different and that’s the beauty of our corner of society, we embrace the mosaic …
 
We answer the listener question, F--- Marry Kill: Van Gogh, Picasso, and Pollack! It morphs into Pollack, Koons, and Hirst. We also discuss an article about the muralist Nychos getting a mural in Glendale taken down, and the stupid reasons that a mural can be taken away from the public space. We touch on the aftermath of the attempt to get Josh’s R…
 
Whippits up, little truckers! Michete returns to the podcast for the third time to discuss her new single "Back of the Truck" and its accompanying music video, her greatest hits compilation, her shifting perspective on fame and celebrity, and her thoughts on Chromatica. PLUS: We answer some delightfully unhinged questions from the fans.…
 
Sergio talks about his course and being in teaching-mode and how that affects his painting. Josh talks about nearing the finish line of the work for his upcoming show in November. We answer a ton of your listener questions this week too! Some of the questions answered: (23:35) Do you make 5-year plans or just go with the flow? (38:42) Do birds have…
 
How do you feel about the big idea you’ve been keeping on the back burner? Does the thought of executing your big idea fill you with excitement, dread, or somewhere in-between? Those big creative ideas that bubble up deserve their time to shine - so what are you waiting for? Let’s face it, most of us shy away from pulling the trigger on a big idea …
 
On another 2020 Covid call, Ben hears from animator, sculptor, background painter and gardener, Sean Willets. Sean explains his journey from Lego Brick films in stop motion, to painting his current animation in Procreate! Hear how having creative friends in your life can lead you into paths you never thought were possible! You can find Sean’s work …
 
We talk about drama surrounding Sergio and Vanessa’s food podcast A Bit Saucy and how painting is like making grilled cheeses, handling useless feedback, hating flies, avoiding comfort and boredom in your work, working through bad ideas, mural ideas vs. canvas ideas, and we revisit The Rock’s performance in the 2001 classic, The Mummy Returns! Chec…
 
When it comes to your time at the canvas, do you paint from observation or with reference photos and other tools? Have you had the opportunity to experiment with the size and scale of your paintings? I know that artists like you will be thrilled to hear from the brilliant and talented artist, Mike East. Mike is a representational painter who lives …
 
On this week’s episode we discuss artists who feel entitled to a foot in the door, versus artists who have the confidence to create their own opportunities. What about false confidence, or losing confidence as you gain skills? Also what’s the difference between Wayne Thiebaud and Tim Tebow? Is there one? All this and more! Rate and review us on App…
 
Sergio recaps his experience doing the STRADA Easel 30-day painting challenge. Josh recaps being MJ’s mural assistant for the month of September. We discuss evolving for speed and efficiency vs falling back on what works, the Pow Wow Art Festival in Lancaster, problem solving on a wall vs pre-planning, needing room to grow narrative skills, hanging…
 
Who was it that inspired and empowered you as you began your journey as an artist? Did you have a family member who nurtured and encouraged your creative aspirations? Maybe it was a peer or a mentor from afar - almost everyone has that special person or group of people who spurred them on as an artist. While our world continues to grow more interco…
 
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