Painting Process

Painting Process The Four Queens, Fremont Street Las Vegas

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting by Borbay

If you have been to Las Vegas, and haven’t been to Fremont Street, you haven’t experienced Vegas. Last year, Ari Lankin and yours truly set-up on the street to paint the El Cortez Hotel. This year, thanks to Lisa Robinson, we had the VIP Fremont Experience in front of the storied Four Queens Hotel and Casino.

Here is the entire Four Queens Las Vegas painting experience in just over ninety seconds.

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

And here we go. After the jump… a classic Vegas experience… Fremont style.

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Ari Lankin

Ari Lankin getting his flow down.

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process Zepeda

Zepeda ripping it up on the Four Queens.

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

This is more like the final light, but, of course, your eyes are more reliable than that of the lens while on-location…

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Laid out… redrawing in the “N” and “S”.

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Gonzo painting in Vegas.

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Supposed to be a wink, but it looks like I got stung by a bee.

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Getting in there with a fine brush while Bon Jovi rips overhead.

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

This is the type of photo you see in an art book, entitled “Vegas” that longs to elicit, “I should really think this is hot for some reason”.

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

The Fremont Experience at night can be disruptive during the light shows, but I didn’t let it sway the flow.

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Making some serious moves…

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

It’s all about posture when you are hitting up the easel for eight hours at a time.

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

I’m always focusing pretty hard.

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Signed!

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Throw-up four. For the Queens. The Four Queens.

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Wait for it… watch the dude in the middle…

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Homeboy is beastin’! Sir, we are in public.

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Reflecting on three days of heavy work on Fremont Street… that’s definitely a creeping smile. Nice snap Ari.

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

That isn’t blood on Ari’s finger, but there is blood a little further up. Kids, be careful, palette knives are still knives.

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Say Anything. Paul Zepeda. Say Anything.

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

When you roll hard in Vegas, you stay at the Excalibur.

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Will they ever be together again? Probably not. It’s all “good bye’s” and “no doubts”…

4 Four Queens Las Vegas Painting by Borbay

Four Queens… my interpretation of this luscious slice of Vegas. First, a huge thank you to Lisa Robinson at Four Queens… not only did she arrange for us to have barricades, Lisa had the lights turned on at 1PM for us each day we painted. And, of course, a huge thank you to JP Carmona and his lovely wife Carole… as well as the talented young ones…

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Dig the beats? Both Vegas video soundtracks were created by my boys Nelson R. Downend, Jr. and Ahmed Mahmoud.

Comments

  1. […] finishing the Four Queens on Fremont Street, we banged over to The Encore for a six hour live painting session at Surrender. […]

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  3. Chris Keperling says:

    The 4 queens has some sentimental value to me. i love your painting. Have you thought about selling it? If so how much?

  4. Borbay says:

    Hi Chris, thank you for your interest, I’ll shoot you over an email.

  5. […] Another year, another outstanding trip to Las Vegas… Ari Lankin, Paul Zepeda and yours truly hit up the Four Queens… […]