Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Spiderwoman by Amy Reeder

This is the awesome Spiderwoman commission I got from Amy Reeder during the Kickstarter project for Halloween Eve, a comic Amy Reeder drew and Brandon Montclare wrote. I loved the book too!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Schedule is Open Again!

Well, my schedule is freed up so I can get back to work on some of my own stuff.
Unfortunately my office/studio still looks a lot like this.
I've been making a place to work out in the garage so I can start to spread out and have multiple projects going at once without having to climb over them all winter. 

Stay tuned for more updates or feel free to contact me at on or on Twitter @BenOlsonArt!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Paintings at Southside Harley-Davidson Unveiling!

The eight paintings that Pete Brown and I did are now all hung and unveiled in the showroom of Southside Harley-Davidson! I had a blast working on these paintings over the last couple months.
Stay tuned for more pictures of the 65th Anniversary Event!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Paintings at Southside Harley-Davidson are up! (But covered)

The paintings are all up on the wall, but they're covered until Saturday!
Come by for the unveiling along with a live band, free food, and autographs with Willy G. and Nancy Davidson.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Coming Up This Month [Update]

Coming up on October 20th is the big unveiling of the paintings that Pete Brown and I have been working on since June! The paintings will be revealed during Southside Harley-Davidson's 65th Anniversary Open House. Come and check it out, there will be live music and free food starting at 11:30AM!
Keep an eye on my Facebook Page for live updates!

Edit: All 8 paintings are now hung up in the showroom! They are covered and will be unveiled during the open house next Saturday 10/20/12. Come check it out!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Painting at Southside Harley-Davidson

Day three painting at Southside Harley-Davidson with Pete Brown. Couldn't have asked for better weather this time.
We even got to go up on the roof of the body shop next door to take pictures of the event!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Probably wont have many updates in August [Update]

There probably wont be many updates on here in August.
I don't have any projects scheduled, and I've got other things to worry about!
Like the nest of these jerks in my wall
Update 8/4: It took almost a week, but I think I finally killed all of the wasps in my wall.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Painting at The Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, 7/21/12

Painting with Pete Brown at The Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, IN.

Daredevil motorcyclist, Cookie Crumb.

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

Friday, July 20, 2012

Paintamon on Hiatus

My Paintamon project is going to be on hiatus until after I get finished cleaning, organizing, painting, packing and moving. No definite date yet.

I have a stack of sketches to paint and I'd be happy to continue to take suggestions!

Painting at The Eiteljorg Museum this Saturday!

Once again, I'll be painting with Pete Brown at The Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis this Saturday from about 12 to 4. 

What will it be? Even I don't know!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Interview on Steel Horse TV at Southside Harley-Davidson

Check out the video to see Pete Brown's interview (and my hand) on last week's episode of Steel Horse TV! It starts at about 22:35 into the video. Pete explains the project we've been working on over there.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

New Logo Idea [Update]

Messing around with some new logo ideas and website layout.

Never mind, dang it Target.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Painting at Southside Harley-Davidson, Day 2 [Update 7/9]

 Day two at Southside Harley-Davidson went great, another scorcher though, I think it was about 103 degrees. I used the Facebook Pages App on my phone to upload a bunch of photos but they were apparently lost in the ether. Pete did an interview with the Steel Horse TV Show, so we might end up on there this week.

Update 7/9:

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy 4th of July!

(Yes, I used the same picture as last year, but I dare you to find a better one!)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Shelf Featured on DeviantART: Project Educate 2011 for Veneer

I thought I'd post this one too since it happened last year before I had a site.

V stands for Veneer

Veneer is a thin layer of wood or stone that is layed over another surface for aesthetic reasons. Most common is wood veneer which is thinly sliced wood that is typically glued to plywood or chipboard to improve the look.

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From DA:
As part of the #projecteducate Artisan Crafts Week, we are posting an Artisan Crafts ABC. This week long feature will introduce some popular and some unknown techniques from the artisan crafts world. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Bench Featured on DeviantART: Project Educate for Upholstery

U stands for Upholstery

Refers to the activity of padding, giving new springs, sewing or putting new fabric on furniture, particularly chairs and sofas.

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From DA:
Last year `MyntKat did an excellent work putting together an Artisan Crafts ABC for #projecteducate, however the Artisan Crafts are so extensive, diverse and ever-growing that there's still much to cover. In this new Artisan Crafts Week we will explore some different crafts, techniques, materials and popular themes to expand your knowledge of this addictive world. This list is still not complete, and we invite you to share with us your knowledge.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Painting Live at Southside Harley-Davidson in Indianapolis

Saturday, July 7th
10am to 4pm

Pete Brown and I will be painting LIVE at this event! Come on out and visit!

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!