Category Archives: Graffiti

Art Of The Spray 2022

    Instructors: Leon Rainbow, Mek, Egad, Ras, other  Invited Guests TBA

    Session 1 will be held virtually via Zoom. The sessions/classes are held outdoors. Masks are mandatory. Social distancing and other precautions will be observed based on the State of NJ, and the City of Trenton safety guidelines.

    Indoor: Classes via Zoom Platform

    Outdoor: TerraCycle, 121 New York Ave, Trenton, NJ 08638

    When:

    Saturdays,  March 12,19,26
    Saturday,  April 2
    10:00 am – 11:00 am (1st session)

    Saturdays,  April 9, 16, 23, 30
    10:00 am – 1:00 pm (2nd session)

    Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21,28
    10:00 am – 1:00 pm (3rd session)

    Cost:  
    $180 full course (12 classes pre-registered)
    $70 /session (4 classes, pre-registered)
    $20 each class (day of)
    (DOES NOT INCLUDE COST OF PAINT AND OTHER ART SUPPLIES)

    Some Supplies may be donated, we will have markers., etc for sale on site


    Session 1: Design, Color, and Style

    March 12, 19, 26 20212
    April 2, 2022
    10am – 11:00am
    Virtual Via Zoom Platform

    This session will help students prepare to paint on an actual wall. The focus will be on designing murals. The students will learn perspective, shading, dimension and color theory as they relate to wall art.  We will explore characters, portraits, letters, and background concepts.


    Session 2:  Painters Touch

    April 9, 16, 23, 30 2022
    10:00am – 1:00pm
    TerraCycle, 121 New York Ave, Trenton, NJ 08638

    This session will focus on taking the characters, designs and background ideas and turning them into an actual mural. Students will learn how to turn their sketches into murals.


    Session 3: Can Control

    May 7, 14,21, 28 2022
    10:00am – 1:00pm
    TerraCycle, 121 New York Ave, Trenton, NJ 08638

    This session is dedicated purely to the development of painting. Enhancing technique and style. Each week students are expected to have a carefully drawn sketch, which they will execute on a wall under the critics and guidance of experienced artists.

    *** IF YOU HAVE ISSUES ORDERING***
    PLEASE PAYPAL Leon.Rainbow@Gmail.com or Bring a cash/check to the first class of the session.

    Burnin’ with Boba Fett

    I’m a huge fan of Star Wars and have been loving the Mandalorian series and the new Book of Boba Fett series on Disney+. Being a child of the seventies, the first three Star Wars movies will always have a special place in my heart. Even back then, everyone knew Boba Fett was the only bad guy who was so bad ass, you kinda liked him…haha!

    Anyway, it’s really cool to see the new series sort of pick up where Return of the Jedi left off almost 40 YEARS AGO! That’s crazy!

    I was inspired so I whipped up this sketch…check it out!

    Home Sweet Home!

    I love painting murals anywhere, but there is something really cool about people asking for murals in their home. Through the years, I’ve done this a bunch of time and I always happy to see people’s reactions when I’m finally done and they are looking at their own space with wonder in their eyes. Thanks to all the clients who have invited me into their home over the years. Here’s a look at of some of that work…

    Marlboro, NJ

    Accenture Mural

    Here is a new mural I just recently completed for my friends at Accenture in Florham Park, NJ. This was a fun project and it was a long time in the making. We initially began working on this project a few months before COVID hit hard in New Jersey and the project was put on hold indefinitely. So it’s great to see that the world is taking some small steps at going back to normal, and that this mural got a chance to happen. Check it out!

    No paint, no gain!

    Over the years, I’ve done a lot of painting at all types of gyms, fitness centers, athletic centers and basically any type of facility related to athletics from crossfit to gymnastics to powerlifting and even home gyms! One thing is for sure, people like to get amped up while the work out (not to mention a cool wall to take some selfies in front of…haha). I thought it would be cool to take a look at all of this work in one spot, so here it is!

    Iron Arena
    Gym 779
    Monmouth Crossfit
    Urban Jungle
    Diamond Gym
    Journey Fitness

    Klas Reunion

    I’ve painted with a lot of people over the years, but always enjoy rockin’ with my long time friend, Klas! I got a lot of love for this dude cuz we hooked up in the mid-90s and partnered up for a while and worked our way up the ranks in Jersey. He always put in a ton of work though and went on to become a Jersey bombing legend and clean train monster! It was always an experience painting with this dude, whether in a yard or at a wall…talking graff, politics or pretty much anything.

    That’s why it was so cool to finally get a chance to paint with him after more than 20 YEARS! We decided to go big and rock some big ol’ styled out roller pieces. Felt just like a time machine back to the 90s…a few beers and lots of laughs…or maybe it was the other way around…I can’t remember. Haha!

    Morris Museum Model Train Gallery Mural

    I recently had the pleasure of working on a mural for the Morris Museum in their Model Train Gallery. We painted a 360° mural on all four of the gallery’s walls that depicts typographic lettering and illustrative landscapes including a painting of the Museum itself. The installation is named “Art, Sound and Motion” after the Museum’s mission statement of “Interpreting the past, discovering the future, through Art, Sound and Motion”.

    I would like to send a big thank you to Dr. Cleveland Johnson, Ron Labaco and the entire staff at the Morris Museum, all of the generous donors including the Levitans and Andy Frish, and Leo “Mimik” Alban for the assist.

    Swing by the Morris Museum and check it out next time you are in the Morristown area!