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Release Date: 11/03/2020

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We answer the listener question, F--- Marry Kill: Van Gogh, Picasso, and Pollack! 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 Roseland mural taken down, and the consequences of cancel-culture on art. A classic WTD Rant Corner! Look out for Josh and MJ’s show later this month at Stone Sparrow Gallery in New York City!

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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! We also rip on the documentary, “The Price Of Everything” and praise Jeffrey Catherine Jones’s documentary “Better Things.”

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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! Check out Sergio’s upcoming workshops at https://bit.ly/AOC2020Sergio, or sign up to beta-test his course at www.themainloop.com!

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WTD Mini Episode 12: Confidence Vs. Entitlement show art WTD Mini Episode 12: Confidence Vs. Entitlement

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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 Apple Podcasts if you got a minute.

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#107 “The Worth Of Your Name” show art #107 “The Worth Of Your Name”

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We discuss evolving for speed and efficiency vs falling back on what works, the Pow Wow Art Festival, problem solving on a wall vs pre-planning, needing room to grow narrative skills, Wide Open Walls in Sacramento, knowing the worth of your name, dealing with the environment while muraling, applying for opportunities, and more. Check out Sergio’s new painting for the Supersonic Art Show at www.spoke-art.com, and apply for his beta course at https://bit.ly/ECRMethodBetaTestApplication. 

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WTD Mini Episode 11: The Ultramarine and Burnt Umber of Success show art WTD Mini Episode 11: The Ultramarine and Burnt Umber of Success

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Do some artists fall back on their technical skills to ignore the necessary marketing and sales work in their goal of making it? That’s what we tackle on this week’s minisode! Some actual tips and tricks tucked away in this episode(don't say we never helped ya) so if you're beginning your art career, this is one you want to check out!

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Sergio recaps his birthday trip to Tahoe with Vanessa, and what he learns by painting in plein air so much, Josh talks about some of the meaning behind his latest painting, the documentary “Last Chance U” and the danger of too much praise, making them hits vs. just practicing, finding the “game within the game” to keep painting interesting, painting urban landscapes, and why Cardi B should have a Pulitzer Prize.

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Josh and Sergio discuss composition! How they think about it, how they tackle it, the difference for Sergio between composing a landscape and figurative piece, what makes a bad composition, and if shrooms can help you compose better!

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#105 Art Meme Critiques show art #105 Art Meme Critiques

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This week the guys talk about Sergio's Oregon travels with Vanessa, painting under a pseudonym, if mental issues help with creating good art or successful artists, if artists should big-up themselves more, the art world needing better ambassadors, we rate a bunch of art memes, and end with a discussion around juggling time per piece vs. cost in order to make a living as an artist, Find us on Youtube to see all the art memes we talked about on today’s episode. https://www.youtube.com/WaitingToDryPodcast/

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This week's topic is about success consciousness vs. failure consciousness.

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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 fun?

(45:43) What’s a subject matter you dislike painting?

(51:05) What is most fun in your process?

(1:03:15) Is there a reason to what seems like you solely using women as subjects in your work?

(1:18:05) Do you have favorite easy foods to make while painting?

(1:27:48) Having this platform, do you ever worry about getting canceled in this cancel-culture world?

(1:37:20) Why doesn’t Josh start his own pencil company and make millions?

(1:43:11) Do you ever have the urge to put all of your creative energy into one style or body of work?

(1:51:12) How did you realize that you can make a living off of your art? How did you start?

(2:03:00) How do you stay motivated while doing the busy work admin part of being an artist? 

We also rip on the documentary, “The Price Of Everything” and praise Jeffrey Catherine Jones’s documentary “Better Things.”

Sign up for any of Sergio’s three workshops at www.themainloop.com!