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.

Read the Full Article on

One thought on “Bikernet Sends Young Artist to Scott’s Artist Retreat

  1. Julie Westervelt` says:

    The Artist Retreat last May was an awesome experience, and a first for me. Never having painted, I wanted to try my hand at it. Under Scott’s counsel, I learned some carefully guarded secrets (which will go with me to my grave), Since returning back home I have not yet stopped painting. Now, when I’m not singing or composing, I’m painting.

    The Scott Jacobs Gallery is not to be missed. It is a huge revamped building from the wild west in Deadwood, SD.
    His instructors during the retreat were, without a doubt, the best. There wasn’t any question that couldn’t be answered.
    I so appreciate the extra time and help as it made for an unforgettable experience.
    Thank you Scott… and everyone. Looking forward to 2018!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *