Friday, 15 January 2016

Painting demo...


Early last year I made this painting for a project for a class for Soul Food
 It was a great experience, but sadly Soul Food is no more
 so I decided to re-edit and cut to the interesting bits and make it available on youtube...
 because I started a channel over there which was Phant's idea
 I kept saying there was all sorts of things I would like to include in classes that didn't really fit with the subjects but would be handy for people to know maybe
and so Phants sat down and opened a channel in about two minutes flat
told me to stop boring her with all this stuff and post it instead and promptly walked off muttering about inept mothers
now I was mildly put out as I feel I listen to her endless discourses on subjects such as literary theory, the perils of the wrong mascara, and why Halsey is the voice of a generation
but it had some merit so I am dipping my toes in..

of course in true style it is still slightly dodgy and the narration on this one is a tad tired
because it took twenty six thousand takes or there about
because the bloke next door would yell at a kid, I would sneeze, I would record over part, but not others, I would forget to blank out old narration so it came through as a chipmunk in the background, I forgot what I was saying and started just chatting randomly, well you get the idea... so it sounds a tad flat and tired, because I was weary and tired and so sick of watching the bloody thing and seeing those same bloody tea mugs...
So if that magnificent introduction has sold you on it, then here it is to have a watch...



  Outside of doing all of that palaver, there was the sending out my first newsletter,
setting up delicious paint on a new platform... not finished by a long shot btw... and opening the print shop on my website.
All of which has made me wish I was either twenty years younger, or that I didn't have the attention span of a gnat when Phants is explaining things to me



Once all of that was behind me I got in and did some drawing, which calmed my whole being into a place where I lost the mad look in my eyes and the twitching of my left shoulder
tonal drawing just settles me and calms my brain back to a manageable state
I also completed another page in the sketchbook I am using for the Colour Me Positive prompts... two weeks and still sitting at 100%... small miracles abounding left right and centre around here at the moment
thank goodness for art to restore my sanity after a wrestle with the computer
I have to say a cordless keyboard may not be the best thing for me as I end up very tempted to hurl the bloody thing at regular intervals


maybe it will grow wings on the way down lol...
happy painting all...xx

33 comments:

Alexandra said...

It's so lovely not just to see your work but to see you in action. How fun. You make it look so elegant and fun! So happy for you and all of the good things that have been going on and happening for you over the past year or so. Well deserved! :) xx

Elaine said...

Love your sense of humour...always makes me laugh. Can't wait to watch the video.

Elaine

Rita said...

You'd never know you had issues with the video. :)
Love the wings with that quote.

Danielle Mack said...

Yay! Video!! I'm going to watch now!

Christine said...

awesome work Tracey!

Gloria J Zucaro said...

Really wonderful video. I enjoyed it thoroughly. The tonal work is amazing, so spread your wings and fly!

shedreamsofthesea said...

wow so many exciting things happening! Wonderful work

sirkkis said...

Your art is so fresh and beautiful. Thank you for the video, it's great.
Love the wings, they are jus tstarting a flight ;)
Happy PPF xx

Clare Lloyd said...

Fab. Happy PPF

Neesie said...

You're certainly spreading your wings and flying Tracey,
You've cracked the techs stuff and produced a fantastic video. Gorgeous drawing and paintings too. Love them all! I'm so thrilled with all your triumphs.
😘 xx

Ritu Dua said...

Super video !! Enjoyed it to bits :)

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Nic McLean said...

This is a great video Tracey you certainly wouldn't know you went to such pains to get it finished! Can I ask where is the camera positioned - are you wearing a Go Pro on your head or how do you get that position of looking right down on it?
S got me a great new tripod for my camera and the other day I thought it was time I made another timelapse video so thought I'd try the video function on my camera and then find an app to speed it up. It was all going well until the video just stopped at 20 minutes - that's how long it gives you and I had no idea how to stitch several 20 minute videos together so I just gave up! Hey ho, I'll have to get back to using S's Go Pro again.
I really love the angel wings painting - the colours look so vibrant against that black background and that quote is beautiful. x

Giggles said...

Fabulous video...listen to Phants, those kids know marketing and how to make it happen!! It's all about getting the volume of followers to watch the videos...I love you as a teacher...you'd never know that it wasn't one take beautifully done! Thank you I enjoyed it so much... it's loads of explanation abridged!! Just perfect! Gorgeous art too!!

Hugs Giggles

My name is Erika. said...

Nice to see Soul Food isn't totally gone and only a memory for those of us who took it. Those wings are beautiful!

cjsrq said...

Love seeing your process! Great video. Keep them coming!

Linda Kunsman said...

I'll make sure to bookmark your vid-so glad you're doing these and moving forward with everything! Your wings page is gorgeous-so striking!

dkatiepowellart.me said...

Hilarious as always. Glad Phants got you going on YouTube -- not so hard once you do it a couple times. I am surprised (in the video) the steps you took to get you there -- I had no idea you used acrylics with watercolors. Whooodathunkit?

~*~Patty S said...

REALLY enjoyed that YES thank you so much dear Tracey!
You and your video are fabulous.
You do make it look easy...says "lily livered" me ;-)
Happy beginning of the weekend.
oxo

Niki said...

The tonal sketch is fabulous! How wonderful that a calming activity has such a beautiful outcome.

Thanks for sharing your talents, your sense of humor and your adventures in the tech world. k

Silke Powers said...

I've always loved your art and your writing! It was so fun to see you paint and to hear your voice! Now, when I read your fantastic blog posts, I will read them with your voice in my head. :) Happy PPF!!

Krisha said...

I thought your video was really fantastic.......and I have watched a LOT of videos....LOL
Enjoyed all the little tips you gave along the way, and why you were using them.
Looking forward to your next one!

Lorraine said...

great video and drawing

Lynn Richards said...

Gosh, I love your painting videos. Fluid acrylic and watercolor. Genius. The look is just dreamy. Plus, you seem so calm and when you said, "everything comes out all right at the end" made me feel like anything is possible!
Except the videos really make me wish I could sit and paint with you........

Mary Hysong said...

I didn't find your video tired sounding at all! Loved the little tea cups demo. I never thought ofmixing watercolor and acrylic really, might give that a go sometimes. Love your wings.

Dea Lenihan said...

I love watching art instructions vids--very nice job. I probably said this already but I love the tea image on the top of the blog. I want to hang it in my office. xo

Jo said...

love the video tracey. interesting that you mixed the acrylic with water color. you inspire me to keep practicing and playing.

Sandra Busby said...

Haha! That really was some introduction!! Love it! I have read your Newsletter and also loved it! I saved it to read again later and I will also be watching the You Tube Video later too. I want to make sure I'm sitting comfortably with a cuppa and zero distractions! Your time management skills must be awesome - I don't know how you fit it all in! Do you ever sleep??? xx

Sinderella's Studio said...

awesome video! february my goal is to get my butt going again. this is going to help!

Gillena Cox said...

luv the painting video

Happy weekend to you

much love...

Nordljus said...

Your own Youtube channel, that's great! I often watch videos while I draw, I find it somehow relaxing. Love your tonal drawing! Botanical art always fascinates me, and it's something I always want to try. I'm just not sure if I have the patience for it.

pauline said...

Tracey, your work is reaching incredible new heights! Those blue wings are fantastic. You did a great job on the video. I log your accent. (*what accent?*, she says) ;) Happy new year, dear girl. xx

Grantham Lynn said...

Your work is beautiful. I enjoyed the video. Very informative.
Thanks for sharing!

Serena Lewis said...

Fabulous video, Trace! I also use some white acrylic in some of my sketches if the need arises...so handy. :) I love your art! Those wings are gorgeous...my favourite colour combo.

Have a great weekend. xx