Monday, July 27, 2009

Venice Beach Street Art

Living in LA is daunting at times. Ask anyone who lives here. Most are likely to say that they have a love/hate relationship with the city. One of the redeeming things about the city for me is the street art.

This weekend my friends and I went on a bike ride in Venice and found a little area where street art is celebrated. This area of Venice beach allows a street artist to tag whatever they want, all that is needed is a permit from the city. I really love this idea because I am a huge fan of graffiti and street art. This really lets the artist show off their talent and skill without them having to worry about getting in trouble. The results are really phenomenal!

Here are a few shots of the spot and the artists in action

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

About to Take Flight

This is a photo I took this weekend of a butterfly! I was so lucky to catch it where it was and I was so surprised that it didn't fly away.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mark Weaver and Create Something Cool Every Day

This Morning I came across these awesome screen prints by an artist named Mark Weaver. They are amazing! He participates in Create Something Cool Every Day which I have heard of. I think I am going to challenge myself to do this. I think It will definitely get the creativeness flowing. Anyway, here is some of Mark Weaver's work.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Profile of an Artist: Rapheal Delgado

This short documentary is an inspiration to me, not only do I love the art that is featured, I also love the camera work and direction. This film was made by one of my good friends Aaron Gambel. If you like this film you should check out his other short films, he has made a few others.

I really love Raphael's art. I would describe it as modern classicism because he uses great classic techniques but also takes cues from street art scene. The colors are great, grafitti-esque. I also love that Raphael is a versatile artist and refuses to be pigeonholed into one style of art.

Aaron's Blog:

Rapheal's Website:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Welome to The Salon Mytique Blog

Hello Everyone!

I have decided to finally start a blog! In my blog I will talk about lots of different things and post new photographs that I have taken as well as post some mixed media projects. I will also show other artist's work that give me inspiration. Stay Tuned...