Bikernet Sends Young Artist to Capture Scott’s Realism Secrets at the first ever Artist Retreat.
By Frank Ball Jr. with photos by the SJ crew (excerpt from Bikernet)
On arrival to Deadwood we checked into the Grand Hotel. I lucked out with a corner room on the third floor. It had an amazing view of main street Deadwood. Couldn’t sleep, so I took a stroll around town. Before leaving the lobby, I checked out a display of different Harley-Davidson paintings of Scott’s. This guy’s ability with realism is insane. I am trying to infuse more realism into my tattoo and painting efforts.
I felt honored and grateful to be a part of Scott’s first artist retreat in the history of his career. I cruised around Scott’s studio for a bit checking out the incredible layout and what seemed to be a never-ending supply of incredible paintings on display wall-to-wall.
The energy is this place was amazing and took me off-guard for a second, there was so much to take in. As we walked upstairs and into the action the actual art studio where Scott creates his masterpieces and works alongside daughter Alexa, nephew, and Dan.
After an introduction by the man himself explaining the paint volumes and brushes he would use during the retreat, the class went to work on a particular piece, which included a wine bottle with a glass and cork/cork screw on top of a wood grain table captured from a top angle looking down.
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