The Shirtless Painter: How To Paint New Friends with Louie Anderson
This episode The Shirtless Painter is joined by special guest Scott Thompson (Kids In The Hall) and the two paint what their dream salad would be. Remember that anyone can paint and anyone can paint anything!
- April 29, 2017
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Producer: Daniel Mei-Tal
April 29, 2017
(quirky instrumental music)
->Hello and welcome to another episode of, you guessed it,Hello.Scott, thank you for being with us.Thank you for having me, Shirtless.Today, in honor of salad,Let's go.
->Okay.Okay.So, the first thing I like to do with a salad,A bowl, what a good idea.Go ahead and get some of my bowl white.I'm not copying, but,Feel free to sneak a peak.It's not cheating, is it?Exactly.Oh, your wife.She shows up in some of my paintings.Does she?I think that's a great idea.Paint her drowned in a salad.Well, hey, you can paint anything you wanna paint.Taking your wife outta the picture with a salad.That's okay.May I ask your wife for permissionShe doesn't need to sign off on that.'Cause you are shirtless.Exactly.
->So I'm allowed to.Please, no, objectify me every which way you please.Okay.
->Okay, so--Well, okay, you're gonna start with the bowl--I'm just getting a nice, basic bowl--I like to start with a pond.The palette knife,And why do you like acrylic so much?I think I'm afraid of some sort of turpentine poisoning,Do you make sure that all your makeupYou know, that's a great question.No.Just because you're not using a brush or liquid paint,I agree.No, no, I'm just sort of working onDid ya?Yeah.You like George Bush's work?I do, I'm a big fan of George Bush's paintings.What do you like about it?I like the fact that he paints his dog.No, they're not pretentious--Pretentious in any way.
->I think that's very key.Yeah.He's not trying to impress anybody.No, a salad could be on a plate,Bowl hole?That's sort of where you put the contents of the bowl.I really miss not having brown.I encourage all of you at home to make brown yourselves.I started painting years ago on the computerSee?I did, yes, I did,Everyone, check out The Hollow Planet.Hollow Planet, yes.
->Now.Kale?I'm gonna put some kale, or...I don't know what I'm doing. (laughs)Remember Scott, there are no mistakes, no screw ups.I know, but there might be a mistake.Okay, so I'm gonna actually,What do you do, Shirtless, for a living?Oh, this is it, yeah.Did you have a job?Well, I do these paintings.That's the perfect life, isn't it?I think so, yeah.You have children?My paintings I consider my children.Do you think that artists shouldn't have children?I'm not gonna tell anyone elseDo you think it's hard to have both?It's hard to paint the number of hours per dayBut, you know, kids enjoy crevices.So, maybe it wouldn't beReally?Oh yeah, yeah.They don't pay you enough to live?Not at this place.They're pretty cheap, eh?
How did you get this job?
I mean, did they--
->Well, I think,Do you paint at home shirtless?This is actually my home.Very difficult.Ah, yes.
->Right?If the killer has never succeeded in killing,Well, exactly.Well, it's like I always say,I did.I'm detecting a hint of a Canadian accent.Yes, I do.And that's nothing to be--
->Ashamed of?Ashamed of.It disappeared for the longest time when I lived here,Mhm, globalized society.Like, where are you from?Well, I actually spent,Oh my gad, Buffalo!
->Yeah.But you don't have a hint of that flat A.I spent so much time just painting aloneCan you do it?Oh yeah, yeah.Rochester.Rochester is sorta the same.Buy a used car.Drink a Labatt.Come to shop at Tops.
->Come to Tops.Remember Top, Joey?Oh, we would see the Canadian stuff.Yeah, and she would go,You mentioned that the Tops woman,Yeah, like Irv Weinstein.
->Irv, yep, we love Irv.Did he? Yeah.I think at a certain point he passed away,He had terrible skin.If any of Irv's family is watching,We loved Irv Weinstein.We love him, but--
->Remember Commander Tom?Oh, I do, yes, yes.Used to have a thing on when I was a kid.Yeah, Commander Tom.Is it?Because I would watch the Canadian channels too.Oh yeah.Yeah, I believe I did.Because we have different standards,Oh yeah, do you remember any words that you could say on--Oh yeah, like you can't,You hear that HBO?Oh no.Look at that, HBO.
->It's pretty cool.Yeah.Yeah, that's nice.Peace.I'm gonna counter that by putting a bomb into my salad.That's good too.Well, that's exactly it.You need darkness for there to be light.I have a feeling that people are going to beNot to get on my soapbox here,I agree.It's hard to put in a full day, or half day,When I first started painting, on the computer,Right, beheading is big now.I was way ahead of the curve.Yeah, you don't wanna do it anymoreAnd Ninja Turtles.Ninja Turtles, yes, one of the great films.I was always terrified of a Tyrannosaurus RexYeah, they're scary.They are definitely.Oh boy.And I liked the Plesiosaur.Oh, yes, yes, those were a great dinosaur as well.It does, exactly, yeah.You just need a Thankyouosaur.Yes.Yeah, that's it's friend, the Thankyouosaur.That's a good idea.Sort of just give him...Good.
->I haven't peeked.I haven't really put anything edible in it yet.That's okay.Oh god, I know what it's missing.Ah yes.I am, I am enjoying this.
->Good.Not bad, just one more thing.No rush.Geez, what the hell is that?It sounds like you're making some discoveries over there--Well, I thought I was drawing a fish,See?That's the worst.Sometimes you can get mad at your paintings,I'm furious.It's really okay.Oh, 50 Shades kind of whip?Yeah, just kind of whipping the dinosaur into shape.I don't think there's anything left to do.All right, well, should we do the ceremonialYeah.
->Why not?Sure, okay.Let's go ahead and tag each other.Oh, very nice.So this is my wife here, sort of.Yeah.
->This is great.It's the waterfall.Oh, beautiful.Yes.
->Nice tree here.But it's raining diamonds.Yeah, blood on the salad.Yeah, sun blood.
->Sun blood.Wow, this is nice.Exactly.And what's in here?Oh, that's just salad dressing.And what's the, this is the Earth as a salad bowl?This is an Earth as a salad bowl,Oh, this is Australia then?That's a penal colony.
->This is the penal colony.Yeah, that's my wife as a dinosaur, crackin' the whip.That's your wife.Yeah, makin' sure the dinosaur--And what's this up here?That's a new moon, a green moon, yeah.And this here, the halo, is that--That's just sort of a nice halo around the salad.And you have peace signs,I hope so, yep.What's the base of it, the green?That's kale.I gotta get one of this kale brushes.They're great.Nice.All right, well--
->Yeah!Oh.Thank you.I don't know about you,I think we need a little nap, don't you think?I think so. (grunts loudly)Painting really tuckers you out, doesn't it?Sure does.How much do you sleep every night?I get at least 10 hours or I can't even function,Really?
->Yeah, oh yeah.This is nice that we have our ear plugs on our palette.Plugs here.
(Scott sighs deeply)
All right, before I'm unable to hear anymore,
I just wanna once again thank my guest,
my friend, and fellow artist, Scott Thompson.
I wanna encourage all of you
to take off your shirts and paint along with us next time.
And until then, nighty-night.