I have some art videos on youtube and they’ve been inspiring others! I think this is wonderful and I love it when people share their art with me.
One Etsy artist, Christina Colwell, at helixartandglass wrote me this nice note.
I just wanted to share with you and thank you for making available some painting demonstrations on You Tube. I’ve been playing with some of your techniques which I just love. Anyway…here is the end result of most recent. Photo doesn’t really do justice to the layers and texture but it is what it is.
Below is her colorful image. It features a quote by Chesterson; “Angels Can Fly Because They Take Themselves Lightly.”
Christina has used the texture technique that I teach and the swirls using string. She also used the less dominant hand technique to create the angels. Love the whimsical, fun imagery!
It’s not that making videos is that hard on my MacBook. I use iMovie and it’s pretty intuitive. But it’s hard to find the time! And I can’t seem to figure out how to get rid of that annoying sound, the hummm, that is in the background of my voice talking. Oh well, it is an exercise in letting go and saying, “things do not have to be perfect.” I just wanted to get it done and share with you a bit about making it.
I’ve had the video pieces on my Mac since June but finally put them together last night. This is a video about the painting I made for the Fur Ball Auction in Todos Santos that benefits the dogs and cats there. You can read info about that in an earlier post. I believe the auction will be in January in 2012.
I love texture in a painting. I thought you might like to see my work up close and see some of the texture I put into it. I’m often asked how I get the pattern in my paintings that you see in the background.
My process involves using wax paper that I paint and then scrap into with my fingernails, and then press onto the painting. I let it dry for a bit and then run it under the faucet to take some of the paint off with water.
It involves many layers of paint.
I use embroidery thread dipped in paint to get the swirls patterns like you see above. And I like putting the white dots in my work too. They show paths of swirling energy.
To see a video where I’m demonstrating my art process, see my youtube channel. Below is one of my art videos.
The making of the first Moonheadmama painting is now on my youtube channel. It is a short video that shows most of how I made this art. And painting No. 1 is also listed on ebay! 20% of the proceeds will go to a non-profit called Acres of Hope which helps homeless women and their children.
I made my first artist videos yesterday. I’m going to be posting a few videos regarding my painting technique. They are short and a little rough around the edges but they were fun to make! The first one will be about how I start a painting. The others are about how I get the texture and line work in my paintings. I’ll post a link to my youtube videos after I get them finalized – so stay tuned. Also I’d like to know what kinds of videos you would be interested in seeing in the future? Please leave your comments and let me know. The paintings I’m working on in the videos are my “lyrical world” paintings. Below is the very first stages of one of them. I just love the whimsical, jewel colored shapes. These paintings are my favorites to make! I’ll be posting some more images of them after they get a little further along.