I saw Django Unchained last night and loved it! Jamie Foxx was great, but Christoph Waltz stole the show as Django’s mentor, and his performance alone is worth the price of admission. Actually, add Samuel Jackson’s best film performance ever as Stephen to your impetus; remarkably good and funny. There were also great cameos by Jonah Hill, Bruce Dern, and others. Also, it’s the fastest 165 minutes I’ve ever experienced in a theater. Heads-up: if tons of violence revolts you, think twice about going.
DVDs are extremely time-consuming and tedious to produce, requiring (in most cases) days of shooting, and then countless hours of editing. And, at Airbrush Action (www.airbrushaction.com), we take great pride and care in making the best presentations we can. So, when I received the following feedback the other day, I though I’d share it with you:
“I just viewed Javier Soto’s Power Portrait DVD on Rihanna. It is a splendid tutorial. The camera work was tops, no light glares, no constant panning to the artist, no shaky movements. Everything was clear and concise. Javier is an exceptional teacher, I am inspired and in awe of his talent. Thanks for putting this dvd out.” Isaac Rivas
Thank you, Isaac, for taking the time to make us feel great about what we do.
Date: Thursday, Dec 6th, 2012
Location: Dean’s Place Fine Art Gallery
Dean Loucks, a celebrated artist in Granger Indiana, known all over the world for his exclusive designs on high-end boats, helicopters, motor coaches, pianos and fine art adds Kitchen Aid Stand Mixers to his canvases. Kitchen Aid Cooperation launched a limited edition Custom Made stand mixers painted by Dean Loucks yesterday. Dean Painted 6 designs for the launch; Golden Petals with his signature flower series, Leopard, Shimmer, Noir Leopard, Snow Leopard and Serengeti.
From an event organizer’s perspective, the Airbrush Getaway is a whopper to produce, involving the prep and shipment of 8,000 to 10,000 pounds of equipment and supplies, the onsite marathon setup and breakdown, and all the other logistical headaches before, during, and after. However, it’s one of the most rewarding and gratifying things that we do here, a true labor of love. Last week’s Las Vegas Airbrush Getaway was one of our best thanks to a wonderful and most enthusiastic group of attendees and a terrific team of instructors and support staff. Also, the Tropicana Hotel, a new venue for us, was a perfect fit for our group with renovated guest rooms, great restaurants, and 23,000 square feet of meeting space. Also, its location on the strip is an added benefit. The group chemistry at the Vegas Getaway was truly magical, and I look forward to seeing many returning students in February (18-22). Also, please forgive me for missing many days last week, but I was inundated at the Getaway, and was so spent by end of day, that I typically sacrificed dinner for bed!
I arrived Las Vegas last night in preparation of the Airbrush Getaway (Oct 8-12 at the NEW Tropicana Hotel), which commences Monday and ends Friday. I’ll be posting video blogs and tons of photos daily, so stay tuned here and to our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/AirbrushActionMag. We’re still accepting registration, so if you’d like to attend you may call my cell phone: 732-233-7007. I look forward to seeing you at the Getaway, the world’s best airbrush immersion program.
A great sports metaphor for the Airbrush Getaway is that it’s the Super Bowl of airbrushing. Clearly, there is no other hands-on airbrush workshop program like it in the world with twelve 4-day classes, five 1-day classes, and some of the world’s best talent as your instructors. The Getaway is designed to take your artwork to the next level with cutting-edge techniques, the introduction of new products and, best of all, to teach you how to make more money as an artist. It’s truly a dynamic event, one that many can’t afford not to attend. In fact, here are the two most common comments I hear from alumni: 1. What they learned in the four or five days at an Airbrush Getaway would take months or years to learn on their own, and 2. Many have marveled that they’ve been able to recover their investment on attending a Getaway in one day, a weekend, a week! A slogan we recently adopted kind of says it all: Come as students, leave as friends, return as family. Anyway, there are seats still available, and if you’d like to attend you may call me personally at 732-223-7878. I hope to hear from you.
Pinup greats Armando Huerta and Jon Hul will appear at the upcoming Airbrush Getaway at the NEW Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel, October 8-12. They will paint works in progress, answer questions, and reveal how they render flesh tones and a variety of textures. For more information or to register, please call 800-876-2472 or 732-223-7878 for international callers. www.airbrushaction.com