Tuesday, January 15, 2013

and now for something completely different

as i continued the portrait of rosie i looked a bit more closely at the camera i was losing and realized that it would take about 30 minutes of video if i had a card with enough me4mory. as it turned out i had enough for a little less than 19 minutes. so, i tried experimenting with shooting some video as i painted. i was at the point on this particular painting where i was really niggling with some very small changes in an attempt to get as close a likeness as i could. as such it might be a bit boring, but.......too bad.

there are lots of things wrong with the film. its too yellow owing to the lights, the sound is tinny, i didn't know what i was doing in the editing part, i'm not sure i got the title right, blah, blah, blah. all that not withstanding i thought there might be one or two of you out there that might like seeing some of the brush work, etc.

there are somethings that i should have mentioned while i went along and also in the form of introduction that, due primarily to by lack of experience, i neglected to mention. the brush i used throughout was a #16 cosmotop round by da vinci. the paper is almost vertical being held so by a french box easel set on a table top so that the painting is about eye level in the midsection. i am painting standing up.

so here it is:

the quality is a little bit blurry and only about 10 minutes or so would load, but i'll see what i can do to improve if there is a next time. cheers for now.


  1. Very informative. Hope to see more in the future.

    1. thanks, chapR. i have to apologize again for the poor quality of the video and the rather boring place in the painting, but i'm glad you got something out of it. hopefully ones in the future will improve on both.