Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Another Video of a Painting

Here's another video showing me painting.I used primed watercolor paper for this and dried it with a hair dryer between colors just to move things along. I usually have 3 or 4 paintings going at once so I can move around amongst them. By moving on to a second or third painting I can usually look back at the first painting and see much more clearly what direction to go with it. I think I overpainted this one just because I was only working on one and didn't take the breaks from it to step back. Looking at the painting in the video there are several points where I could have stopped and been happy with the painting that was there.....but did not ......soooo on to the next.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

On "Mohawk Valley Living"

I was interviewed today by Sharri Whitney and her husband Lance for our local program Mohawk Valley Living. The show airs on Sundays in the Mohawk valley and can be seen at 0730 on WKTV and then again at midnight. It will also air at 10 am on the CW (ch11). Can't wait to see the finished piece although I might have to wait a while to watch myself....we'll see. They could not have been more helpful or made it easier so in spite of many nerves beforehand and very little sleep last night I think it went OK.

And of course this is all leading up to my artists reception at the Artful Lodger in Clinton on Sunday afternoon from 3-5 pm