So here is the second time lapse video of my work. Again it is just a quick little practice sketch this time of a beach scene. My sons helped with putting the video together, but after watching a ‘how to’ video, I managed to add the music myself and even the fade out at the end, so I am learning. The production side is still quite in its infancy and so far I haven’t really got the lighting right, but one of my son’s has lent me a photographic spotlight, so I am hoping that will improve the lighting. The beach sketch took about three hours to paint. My intention is to post videos twice a week eventually, but last week I only managed the time lapse and never got the descriptive video done. Maybe this week I’ll have more time. I guess I will be trying out ideas and seeing if they work or not for some time.
I’ve worked out how to “schedule” videos on You Tube and will now post videos on Sundays at 1530 GMT and possibly additional videos on Fridays. Next week’s sketch is a Watercolour portrait. If it all works out and you enjoy the videos then please “like” them, and/or subscribe, and if you wish share them.
This is my first ever attempt at a time lapse video of my work. It is just a quick little practice sketch of a duck. I had a great deal of help from two of my sons with putting the video together and adding the music etc. The production side was a steep learning curve and took much longer than the sketch itself, but hopefully as we become more familiar with the production techniques it will become quicker and the quality of the videos will improve. The sketch took about two and a half hours and putting it together several days (although we were doing other things as well)! I am hoping to post videos twice a week, with a time lapse of a sketch and then a second video a few days later with a description of the painting process for the sketch in the time lapse, but for now I am just trying out ideas and seeing if they work or not. Additionally I also hope to occasionally make time lapses of the process of a full painting but that will have to be shot over a longer time span as for more complex paintings it can take me several weeks to complete a painting so it will have to be in “episodes”. I will try it out and find out if it works or not. so it’s all about experimenting to see what works. I’m also contemplating making up a beginners course in drawing and watercolour but that is just an embryonic idea at present and to start with I will concentrate on the quick “sketches”.
My present thoughts are to post videos on Sundays and Fridays but that might change. If it all works out and you enjoy the videos then please like them, and/or subscribe, and if you wish share them.
So I haven’t posted since June! Sorry about that, but packing up for an international move proved more time consuming than I’d hoped. I’m now back in the UK after 14 years away (this time!) and it’s hard adapting to the weather! And to a country which although my “home”, I have only lived in sporadically for the last 37 years and it’s quite a culture shock. We are still awaiting our shipment with all my art materials, although I made sure I brought back a selection of tools and supplies in my suitcase to keep me going! Most of the painting I’ve been doing since I’ve been back has been of a different “genre”…..walls and paintwork! As we are trying to renovate our house. Read more
I wrote my first post back in May and have been trying ever since to get my website updated, and yesterday, with a lot of help from my Daughter-in-law (thank you CS), I managed to make it public. It’s been a busy time since I wrote the last post, as my husband and I are about to relocate back to the UK after nine years in Bahrain. So there are packing boxes everywhere. However I have managed recently to still do some small sketches. I took photos from the various stages thru to completion. Read more
This is my first attempt at a blog post so please forgive me as this is a giant learning curve for me. I don’t anticipate that I will be able to blog every day, but I start with a promise for at least attempting to blog once a week. My blogs will be about my art and those painters who have influenced me most in my life. I will share how I create my art and my greatest hope is that it will inspire you to pick up a pencil or paintbrush and “have a go” yourself. Read more