I am excited to announce that my painting, Yellow has made the cover of Hi-Fructose Magazine, vol. 41 which hits newsstands on October 1st! There will be a special 16 page glossy insert page section :)
Subscribe to the magazine now and receive a FREE limited Trekell/Simkins brush with your subscription (while supplies last).
From Ones to Watch...
Greg “CRAOLA” Simkins is an established Los Angeles-based fine artist known for his intricate and inspiring paintings, drawings, & wall graffiti, most of which can be best categorized as Escapism. After noticing his wall art in various places around town, Ones To Watch approached Craola for more insight into his creative process.
What we ended up with is a playlist of Craola’s top “20 Songs For Painting,” as well as more details on where he draws influence for his work. This The Artist Series piece is meant as a muse for those seeking inspiration in either art or music, because as we all know, they go flawlessly hand in hand.
Listen to the playlist & read our Q&A with Craola here.
I made a painting video demo (below) using my new Transparent paint set. I teamed up with my friends at Trekell to create a paint set that combines my four favorite transparent fluid acrylic paint colors that I use for tinting an glazing. Each set is $31.99 and comes with four 2 oz. paint bottles and includes a FREE Stabby sticker! Click here to purchase.
"BEYOND THE SEA - SALT" PINS
Special Gold Raised Event Exclusive Pin
Measures 1 x 1.5 inches
Ed. of 100
I am extremely proud to present my new collaboration with Silent Stage, which is my very first Resin sculpture based off of my painting, Beyond the Sea. Standing 21 inches tall, they beautifully crafted this amazing fine art sculpture, capturing all of the details from the original painting. It is limited to an edition of 25 and comes in an antique white finish.
My painting for the upcoming #SuggestivismResonance exhibition opening September 1st at @Spoke_Art in San Francisco! To inquire on my piece or to receive a collectors preview, please email SF@spoke-art.com
Photo by Glen McClure
ARTIST VARIANT - Special artist variant screen print from Blink 182's Brooklyn show at the Barclay Center on August 17th, 2016.
Size: 18 x 24 inches
Limited Edition of 100
Hand Signed & Numbered by Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins
Shipping: A final shipping estimate will be determined upon receipt of your order and shipping address. Additional shipping charges may apply based on the shipping address and will be billed separately. If the final shipping cost exceeds what was paid, a refund for the difference will be issued.
Live Painting • Live Music • Community Mural • Food Trucks • Family Art Activities
September 11 • 1-5pm
Break out the blanket and lawn chairs for an afternoon of live painting, music, a community mural project with Scuba Steve, family art activities, pinstriping with Igor's Custom, Thank You Gallery, cartoon caricatures with Todd Webb, food trucks, and beer & wine tent. Tickets include admission to current exhibition Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. Proceeds from the event support MOCA's exhibitions and educational programs.
$10 / Kids 12 & under Free. CLICK HERE for more info and to purchase tickets.
On Sunday, September 11th, 2016, I will be at The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) doing a master class AND special live painting event.
Click here for more info and to register for the master class. Click here for details about the live painting event.
Also, I have a painting in their current exhibit: Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose.
Thanks to Trekell, we are bringing out my favorite tools for glazing. These transparent paints are the ones I use with just about every painting. I mix them with each other and even my more opaque paints for various effects. An example of a good approach with these paints would be to under-paint lets say a character monochromatically, allow to dry. Lay in a bit of your paint, the yellow Iron oxide, and blend it through with a slightly damp brush, allow to dry or blow dry, blend in another choice color, perhaps the red iron oxide to different areas that you are rendering, allow to dry, add some opaque highlights with a lighter color, dry, repeat first steps again. If you find your section getting too glossy to adhere your painty to, allow to fully dry, add some matte medium to entire painting and go back to glazing. These transparent layers will create a luminous effect to your finished painting upon final varnishing. I am currently working on a piece and filming this process on a section of it to share with you how this works so stay tuned and let us know of any other techniques you might be interested in seeing.
Each set comes with four 2 oz. paint bottles and includes a FREE Stabby sticker!
Long Beach now has another gem of a mural to boast about, thanks to Lola’s Mexican Cuisine’s Luis Navarro, Long Beach arts aficionado Artie Ray Luna and revered street and studio artist Greg “Craola” Simkins.
Unveiled last week in Lola’s back patio to many a margarita-drinking arts appreciator, not a poor decision was made as the local merry-makers showed their love for a mural well done. Navarro told the Long Beach Post how the idea was first inspired about a year ago as the inaugural POW! WOW! Long Beach was taking place. Read more at the Long Beach Post...