Here it is! my very first painting demonstration video. There was quite a learning curve on all of this–took a LOT of time– but I had a blast. And there is still so much to learn! I have a entirely new respect for artists that regularly create videos. It is very time consuming, although I suppose you get better and better at it, just like anything.
I don't have a proper video camera, so I used my iPod Touch along with a special tripod adapter and my regular cheap-o tripod to shoot this. Again, lots to learn but overall the set up worked nicely. I even got to put one of my photo lights to use.
Starting out, I had an idea of what I wanted to do, something similar to some other pieces I've done recently, using a pallet knife and broad swipes of color. As you'll see, I decided to shift the idea to more closely follow my inspiration than stick with a strictly abstract piece. I've never been taught how to properly use a pallet knife, so I just go about it all willy nilly, just the way I like it.
You'll also see me paint with my fingers quite a bit. I think it's a wonderful way to make flowers and blend color. I also like to use sandpaper because it helps the piece feel lived in and a bit worn, like a great pair of jeans. You'll notice I keep going over and over the piece. Part of that is refining and honing the look. Part is just covering up what I no longer like. But even when I cover things up, the depth of the piece is always enhanced with these layers and layers of paint. I think it makes it a lot more interesting.
I don't have a title for this yet, so if you have any ideas, lay them on me.
I hope you enjoy watching. I got it down to just over 25 minutes, so I hope it's not too long!
In the comments below, please let me know what you think of the video, and any suggestions you have RE: music, lighting, duration, etc. I'd love to hear them!
12" 12" Blick Premier stretched canvas, 7/8" deep
Valspar satin latex sample pots:
Belle Grove Sorbet, Rushing Stream and Lovely Buff
Bilck matte acrylic in Brilliant Magenta
Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
My Pinterest Inspiration