Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Hot Tamales Art at Autobody Fine Art

Several members of the tamales community are showcasing in the Autobody's August show which will open on the 21st.  More info to come but please visit and support their website :)

Continuing The Saga...

Hello everyone, here's an update on what I've been latley with my art.

I've been experiementing with paper cutouts. Kirigami has really been interesting for me and I've evolved my work to include other shapes (besides mandelas, stars and flowers), and layering them on drawn or other cutout backgrounds. I'm focusing on Koi for the time being, but I feel this could expand to other things. It has been really fun and I like the hands on crafty feel of it. I'll get some pics up soon so don't cry!


So here is one of the projects I just finished.."swimming koi" (23" x 10") Paper cutouts

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Politics, Math, and Art -Oh, My!

OK, I know that what I’m going to say will probably flood me with “hate mail,” but I need to get this off my chest. I’m not being political. I’m just going to say what I notice.

Michelle Obama: I have nothing against her, but I’m so tired of everybody raving about her “fashion.” Fashion? What fashion? She dresses like a Mark Rothko painting (I will explain this in further detail).

Mathematical Equation: I have created a mathematical equation so you can see what I’m talking about. I know that this may pose as a conflict between the right hemisphere and the left hemisphere of the brain, but don’t worry –it’s very simple.

If you have 2 of the same Rothko paintings connected, you can get a Michelle Obama dress.

Rothko/Michelle Equation:

1 upside-down Rothko painting + 1 right-side-up Rothko painting = 1 first lady victory dress


If you were not completely offended and would like to read more about my Rothko/Michelle Equation, you can click on my blog at:
For Next Time:
This was my first blog entry, so I apologize if things were a bit strange. I enjoy observing and studying art, so my future blogs will focus more on other artists (dead or alive) whose works are on display in the Bay Area. I’ll also try to expand my topics beyond painting, drawing, and photography to other mediums that depict art and self-expression. My philosophy is that everything is art; so everything should be explored whether it instantly appeals to you or not. In addition to talking about other artists, I will occasionally post pictures of my artwork for you to critique and hate (well, don’t be too harsh -I’m not as talented as my Tamale peers).
Happy reading,
Leslie Ann

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Whoo Hoo!

Koi  17" x 14" Marker

Thank you to Victor for all your efforts, I hope this is a success!
Here's a recent pic I drew a couple of days ago, I'm hoping to make several more and complete a Koi series soon.  This was done with Prisma markers on smooth bristol paper.  I my eye really gravitates towards the black outlined, graphic style so these marker drawings will be a good project for me.  


Friday, 12 June 2009

hello everyone

First I want to say "thank you victor" thanks for putting this blog together and making an effort to get artist together to talk about art and share art. This is my first post on "blogger", hopefully I can catch on as time goes on. It took me too long to find the link to post this. Anyways for the month of June, here is a painting I finished about a week ago. This painting is part of a series of paintings. I don't know how many I will include but I have two other paintings so far.

"When I grow up" 2009
Acrylic, pen, gouache, and thread on panel 24 in x 24 in x 2 in

Wednesday, 10 June 2009


2. 22.5"x 26" (for sale)

Welcome to Hot Tamales You Can't Afford! 

This blog is dedicated to a group of vicious bay area artists ferociously working to create new art in today's hectic art scene.  We intend to own cities one at a time and hopefully we'll be coming to your city to own you one day.  Keep yourself posted by subscribing to this blog and receiving emails whenever we update with new art and info.  Thanks for Stopping by enjoy!

If you have any questions or comments or you wanna talk to any of the artists in this community please see right bar for emails ;)