Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Blue Canvas

Here is the sequel to the last post, a video of me working on this blue painting. What I love about video is that it makes the process look so straightforward, as if there is no hesitation, no uncertainty about What To Do Next.  This painting was challenging and, at times, frustrating.  You will see a big difference between the finished piece and the version in the video.  At one point I just had to turn off the camera and work it out without being "watched". 


11 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your process. The videos are great and make it look so easy! I'm not sure I'd know when it was done. I like all the layering and collage bits.

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  2. I love watching you paint! This is beautiful!

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  3. Thanks again for sharing. As I watch you layer and layer and develop and change the direction of the painting again and again as it evolves, it gives me courage to do the same and not feel like I have to "get it right" the first time or even the tenth time. When we just can't take one of your classes in person, it's so helpful to be able to get a glimpse of the how-to behind your work!

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  4. I love watching you paint too! Beautiful result!

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  5. It is always fascinating to watch you work, Jane.

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  6. Very nice painting! I love watching your videos. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Jane: I love this! The luscious of the colors, the many directions are magical. Even knowing what the final picture looks like, I laughed out loud at the suddenness of where the video leaves off and the final painting. That is creativity which has no specific form in mind. I thoroughly enjoyed watching! Very inspiring. BTW...was the crayon a crayon or oil pastel? Was it black or white? I couldn't see marks on the painting afterwards and was wondering.

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    1. Thanks, Ellen. Yes I did just turn off the video and work on my own for a bit, so there is quite a change in the final piece. All my work goes this way - dramatic changes in the process. I used a stick of graphite in the video. The marks on the final piece are watersoluble crayon (caran d'ache neocolor II) and oil pastel.

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  8. This is wonderful! I have all your books and video and LOVE them and the inspiration you share.

    Because you are so creative and talented, you do make it look easy, but clearly you put thought into your intuitive actions.

    Thank you!

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  9. Fascinating to watch your process, as usual, Jane. I too was amazed by the final result compared to what I saw as you progressed. I hope SOMEDAY to be brave enough to keep layering, layering, layering. I tend to stop at the 2nd or 3rd because I like what I have and don't have the courage to go on and see "what if."
    Lorraine Layne

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