Art at the Speed of Life

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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