One of the questions I get asked most is, ‘How long does it take you to paint a portrait’? I really had no idea. All of my work is done is small increments of time, as I squeeze my art life around my family life. A layer here, a load of laundry there, some paint, pick up kids, you get the idea. I’m sure most of you can relate. So today I thought it would be fun to do a 9×12 portrait, and record the whole process. Everytime I could get to the studio for a few minutes, I taped while I worked. In the end it took 1 hour and 11 minutes. I then made a little video in fast forward mode to share the process from start to finish.
Here is the video, enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuqNCf5T23s
This was done on a 9×12 hot press watercolor block using Golden Fluid Acrylics, ephemera, charcoal, water soluble crayon and graphite.
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Talk about inspiring, I saw this on Face Book (Gabriela Avila’s page) and I had to share it with you.
Listen, look, and be inspired.
by Philip Scott Johnson 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western ArtMusic: Bach’s Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 performed by Yo-Yo MaNominated as Most Creative Video2nd Annual YouTube AwardsFor a complete list of artists and paintings visit http://www.maysstuff.com/womenid.htm
Here is a little video of a portrait in progress.