A Live Painting Breakdown | Hope For Them Foundation with Borbay @ Gallery 151

December 21, 2011  |  Charity, In The News, Live Painting, New Painting

Cause: Hope For Them Foundation’s Holiday Toy Drive

Date: 12/17/2011


Unscripted shot of Borbay losing his religion.  That’s him in the spotlight, losing his religion.  R.E.M.


Me becoming one with my brushes before the painting starts.


Borbay on the right. Lankin on the left.  About 20 minutes into the paintings, before Gallery 151 got packed with philanthropic revelers.


Only process shot I took, at this point I figured out the palette and composition.  I was feeding off the lively energy of the venue, thoughts of hope, teamwork, joy, celebration, happiness, and helping.  Check out the Getty Images link at the bottom for earlier shots of my painting.

Right after I signed the painting I added a few touches to the upper left as up-and-coming photographer Alex Gurvich stealthily snapped this photo.


Hope For Them | 18 x 24 inches | acrylic on canvas | 2011

And with about 20 minutes remaining it’s finished, my first abstract live painting at an event. Click image for a larger version.

Borbay’s live painting, Old Tyme NYC:

Click image below to see his interesting process and recap.


Old Tyme NYC | 20 x 20 inches | acrylic and graphite on canvas | 2011 | Borbay

Check out some more pics of the event, including early stages of my painting that are considerably different than the final product, Borbay in action, and a healthy dose of sexiness.