Result #161: I'm in the middle of a painting class as soon as I'm don't learning to paint on canvas I'm moving on to velvet.

#161: Reproduce my first and favorite painting as a velvet painting.

Date: 6-10-2014

Due Date: 6-10-2015

Resolution: A couple years ago I decided to take up painting. Other than the clean up process, I'm a big fan. As with all hobbies that require money I had to take a small break that damn near turned into a retirement when my freelance work started to dry up.

I have another resolution to get back into painting and learn more about the technical aspects. Just like writing I feel there's always room for more art themed resolutions. I'm just waiting until I can afford a decent easel because having to work with an unstable surface was another issues that I had with with my first stab at the art form.

I think about painting a lot. Last night I started to think about the first painting I ever made. I gave it away as a gift and kind of miss it. I have no intention of asking for it back, but this did get me thinking about giving The Dancing Robot another go.

Then it came to me.... VELVET!!!

I feel that my simplistic yet quirky style lends it self well to the medium of velvet. Who knows? Maybe this will be my escape from the day job. 

A man can dream.

Update #1: The Conclusion.

Date: 6-10-2015


I'm currently honing my painting skills and am about half way through my class. As soon as I'm done I'll get to this painting.

As always, I'll keep you posted.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.