Hey, Pal: Custom Vans for Canvas 2008

Hey Pal, acrylic on Vans, 2008 Hey, Pal. Custom painted Vans, 2008.

These custom painted Vans will be in the Canvas 2008 show, which opens 06.06.2008 in downtown Oklahoma City. Visit the Canvas site for more details.

Hey Pal, detail view, 2008

Hey Pal, detail view, acrylic on canvas shoes, 2008.

In Soviet Russia, Vans customize you!

Here is my Canvas entry from last year:

Vans on Vans, ink and mixed media, 2007.

Vans on Vans, ink and mixed media on canvas shoes, 2007.

Vans on Vans, left shoe view, 2007.

Left shoe view.

Vans on Vans, left shoe detail, 2007.

Left shoe detail.

Vans on Vans was done by collaging Kleenex Viva towels on the blank shoes using Golden extra heavy matte gel, then drawing with Sakura Pigma Micron pens (I prefer sizes 01 and 02). The hands are tinted with acrylic wash. This piece is an homage to my old Vans Sk8 Hi-Tops. (Vans on Vans sold last year and won't be in the upcoming show.)