Saturday, November 26, 2011

Burning Time

Burning Time by eL hue V
Burning Time, a photo by eL hue V on Flickr.

One thing I find concerning once an artist finds success is the pressure to follow a certain look consistently is so strong it seems artists use formulas and xerox out copy after copy. I always wrestle with keeping my style consistent but fresh. With the advert pieces I find it interesting and challenging to match a bit of the design I'm working with. So every piece requires a different hand. With this one it's definately a Bauhaus 30s 40s euro thing...burning time

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Izzy by eL hue V
4 ft x 5ft aerosol and paint marker on canvas. What a great time to remind everyone out there that art is a great gift !  I do accept commisions, please contact me for more info

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Thankful by eL hue V
Thankful, a photo by eL hue V on Flickr.

Happiness is the realization of God in the heart.
Happiness is the result of praise and thanksgiving,
of faith, of acceptance;
a quiet tranquil realization of the love of God.
- White Eagle

Shout Outs to the Namesake

My recent interactions with Sage Francis reminded me of this post I've been wanting to do for awhile where I put up others with like names.  Writing a name like love, obviously there are a lot of other people with similar names. Yes, I agree, I do not win any points for originality.  Makes it even more obnoxious that I put a one behind it like I'm the one and only because I spell it like the non romantic LUV, the one is more about the oneness of said LUV being expressed, nahmean? Like Bob Marley jo.  Thing about love is, tho, I am not in competition with others for the name.  I just look at it as we are all trying to spread love.  Same team, family, cuzzo type thing.  So when I come across another positive soul, I've always made a mental note to one day shout 'em out.  Today's day one....

First up is Lovepusher, on that 3d for a higher power steez
Lovepusher action shot. 2007.

Next up is Amour, my bruva from a Parisian muva

By Amour

up next is a crew LoveLetters big fan of CHAS, dude is sick wit it our neck of the woods..
Checking the doors

click the links, learn 'em up, lots of great art there.  to be continued...

Monday, November 14, 2011

Heavy action

Heavy action by eL hue V
Heavy action, a photo by eL hue V on Flickr.
S/O to the writers 2IL, STIE, SYE, DEMER, ELAN, ZIMAD, PYTHON, SPEK, I'm missing one, I'm sorry dude, somebody help me out...check the video below from Colorest Art Supplies

Saturday, November 12, 2011

GuGa's Illustrious Show

My piece at GUGA's Illustrious
Here's a few flicks from the opening of "Illustrious"  at GUGA across from Penn Station in Newark, NJ.  Thanks for including me Stan and Christine!

GUGA Illustrious

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa by eL hue V
Hot Cocoa, a photo by eL hue V on Flickr.
It's autumn, it's brisk, windy, chilly. It's dark and it's not even dinner time. Warmth and comfort, the heat of the steam, creamy hot cocoa going down to your stomache, spreading heat all around your chest to your finger tips. Giving you power restored, no longer so vulnerable to the rugged concrete, no longer a chattering statue, now fresh and agile. These paintings are biographical visual memories, a collection of textures and rhythm I feel of my past as I paint them. I sit at kitchen tables, I walk down dim lit streets.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


BATTLE! by eL hue V
BATTLE!, a photo by eL hue V on Flickr.

Jersey Shore Aerosol Art Battle Against Hunger
Sunday November 13th Noon–5pm
160 Newman Springs Rd. East, Red Bank, NJ
Presented by Jersey Fresh Jam and Colorest Art Supplies
Sponsored by Crescent® Graffiti Paper™ & Montana Spray Paint

Ticket Info:

Admission is Free but…This is a fundraiser to benefit The Foodbank Of Monmouth and Ocean County. We are asking for a monetary donation or a donation in the form of non-perishable food items listed below.

PLEASE HELP us out by Sharing this event with your friends, especially at this time of the year thinking of the families that can benefit from this event and the positive role this Art Style can benefit the community!

100% of proceeds go to Foodbank!

Canned meat Canned tuna Canned fruits Canned veggies Canned pork & beans iinstant potatoes Canned juices canned & dry soups peanut butter jelly sip size juices hot and cold cereals nonperishable milk

Please No Glass Items!!

For every $5 Donated The Foodbank can distribute $30 worth of food for needy families!


10 Graffiti Artists Battling it out! Invitation Only

Invited Artist Battling:

Demer VS Wallnuts, Stie FH, Klark IYA VS, Sye TC5 , Ras VS Elan Wonder Fresh Collective, Luv One Sage Collective, 2Ils Rockswell SIC TMB, Spek BCK , Arez808 PFE-EV

Guest Judges:

Rain VS—Dezo TC5,

Winner Receives:

Art Materials Valued at $500

from Colorest – Winsor & Newton (ColArt)– Montana -Crescent – COPIC Markers & Gift Card From Rare Breed Footwear

What is an Aerosol Art Battle?

A theme is given the day of the event. Then artists are given an equal amount of time to complete their art on space provided. Example, canvas, Crescent Graffiti Paper, wood. They will all be using Montana spray paint and paint markers. A qualified panel of judges base the art on different criteria, lettering, concept, color, composition, originality and technique.


Register at Noon or anytime before event at Colorest during business hours.

Crescent will provide all on-time attendees with Black Book. Colorest will be providing some art materials, although contestants are urged to bring materials such as: colored pencils, markers, paint markers etc. to compete in battle. Sharing could take away valuable time! Registration is limited!

Winner Receives:

Art Materials Valued at $100 and Gift Card From Rare Breed Footwear!


Registrants will be given a topic to use for inspiration, they will be allowed 60 minutes to complete this piece. Then Judges will pick winner based on same criteria for Aerosol Event. If you have never competed and want some tips take our workshop from 12-2 on Saturday 11/12 with Leon Rainbow (Judge) for tips and tricks!

What is a Black Book Battle?

Similar to the aerosol event but, instead of painting on large surfaces you draw, paint and design all on paper. Black books are a place for artists to put down ideas, Crescent® Graffiti Paper™ is designed specifically for spray paints, acrylics and won’t dry out markers. Great place for artists to sketch or experiment anywhere inspiration strikes.


Mike Ciccotello Skullboy Will Kasso Lee Bernardo

These Artists will be Showcasing their Art for display and to purchase will be here also! (cash only sales)at least 10% of proceeds from showcasing artists will go to The Foodbank.

All updates on event will be here or find us on

TWITTER @Colorest @JerseyFreshJam

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire by eL hue V
Playing With Fire, a photo by eL hue V on Flickr.

ever run your fingers thru a candle's flame for the shocked and amazed face of a little one who's been told over and over "don't touch?" I think of this painting like that. The forcefield of che from the force of the movement protecting, the liquidity of the element being parted.