Saturday, June 30, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Painting at Southside Harley-Davidson, Day 1 (Update 6/30)


Day one at Southside Harley-Davidson went really well despite the ~95 degree weather!
We got all of the detail work done, next we'll work inside and get all of the big areas filled in when we don't have to fight against the heat and wind.





Added 6/30, spent some more time adding details!







Friday, June 15, 2012

Paintamon #3: Oshawott


I've been trying to get back into more watercolor/gouache painting, but it's hard to do without a real goal. So, I am going to try to do a couple 30-60 minute Pokemon sketches a week to help get back in the hang of it.


If you thought I was going in any sort of order, I am not.






I'll take requests and if you would like the actual sketches, they will be available for just $5!
Email me at BenOlsonArt@gmail.com for availability or requests, or just drop a comment below!

Big thanks to Michael Olson for the "Paintamon" Logo!

Pokemon and Oshawott are owned by Nintendo.

Painting Live at Southside Harley-Davidson in Indianapolis


Saturday, June 16th
11am to 3pm

Pete Brown and I will be painting LIVE at this event! Free food, drinks, music and loads of great things to see. Come on out and visit!


It's our Annual Customer Appreciation Day Event to thank you for supporting us through the years. We're grateful to have you as part of our Southside H-D family.
Stop by and enjoy complimentary Food & Beverages starting at 11:30am while it lasts
LIVE music by ShadowRidge Band from 11am to 3pm
Play a game of cornhole on our custom Southside Harley Cornhole set

Something new...Local artists, Pete Brown and Ben Olson are creating a series of 8 large paintings that will hang in our showroom. The paintings will pay tribute to our history and Harley-Davidson's history throughout the decades. Pete and Ben will begin painting the first few pieces at our Customer Appreciation Day event and continue the series by painting 2-3 pieces during our Military Appreciation Day event on July 7th and our National Open House/Taste of Southport Road event on September 15th. All the paintings will be hung and revealed at our 65th Anniversary Open House on October 20th.



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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Paintamon #2: Bulbasaur



I've been trying to get back into more watercolor/gouache painting, but it's hard to do without a real goal. So, I am going to try to do a couple 30-60 minute Pokemon sketches a week to help get back in the hang of it.

I got a new computer yesterday so that took up all of my night. I have 2 more sketched out and ready to paint and then a couple requests to get started.



I'll take requests and if you would like the actual sketches, they will be available for just $5!
Email me at BenOlsonArt@gmail.com for availability or requests!

Big thanks to Michael Olson for the "Paintamon" Logo!



Pokemon and Bulbasaur are owned by Nintendo.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Painting with Crayons - 2010


Here are a few encaustic paintings I did back in school, probably about 2010. They were done by melting crayons in tins, on a hot plate. It is pretty difficult to work with because it dries extremely quickly, but you can get some really cool layering and depth with it.

The layers get pretty muddy in the photos but they look awesome in person.

All of these are 12" x 12"
wax on panel






Paintamon #1: Squirtle


I've been trying to get back into more watercolor/gouache painting, but it's hard to do without a real goal. So, I am going to try to do a couple 30-60 minute Pokemon sketches a week to help get back in the hang of it.



I'll take requests and finished sketches will be available for just $5! Email me at BenOlsonArt@gmail.com for availability or requests!

Big thanks to Michael Olson for the "Paintamon" Logo!



Pokemon and Squirtle are owned by Nintendo.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Painting at The Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, IN


Painting with Pete Brown and Pieter van Tongeren at The Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, IN.

Brando in The Wild One, 1953. Pete and I are working on some very large pieces together so we're breaking things in before hand.


8' X 8', aerosol, latex and paint markers on wood.


Left to Right: Pete Brown, Ben Olson, Pieter van Tongeren



Thursday, June 7, 2012

Stop Motion Final Project - 2008



This was a final project for Intro to Digital Imaging (or something like that) way back in 2008. I had completely forgotten about it until I came across it during some hard drive cleaning.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Painting Collab 2


Second round of practice with artist Pete Brown, for a project we have coming up in two weeks.

Based on an Indian Motorcycle sign. Pete and I are working on some very large pieces together so we're breaking things in before hand. This will be framed and ready to move soon!