Here’s a little movie I made about how my paintings come into existence. I highly recommend watching it in HD full screen. You can see all the little magical details that way… like the paint dripping down the canvas.
One day, I was looking at the photos I took in my studio and had the idea to make a gif of a painting before and after the process. But I hadn’t planned for it in advance, so the photos didn’t work. Then one of my friends suggested making a little stop action film. We set up a tripod with my Fuji x100 and every few seconds or strokes, I snapped a shot. Hundreds of photos and a few hours later, I took my bundle of photos and tried to work some magic in iMovie. But I aint no movie maker. Project stall. Then I discovered that Greg Reitman, my girl Erica’s hubby, is a professional movie editor taking on new projects! Yay! He built this little movie for me in minutes… amazing and I can’t thank him enough. You should check out his work at 30 Second Life and Greg Reitman .
A little bit about whats going on:
I use a few different types of paint: enamel, heavy bodied acrylic, soft bodied acrylic, oil and paint stick. I use a bunch of different tools: roller brushes, short fat wavy brushes, normals size brushes, wet rags and the actual bottles of paint to get the paint on the canvas. That pink box coming in and out is a piece of paper I used to protect that little area that I wanted to keep clear of the storm of paint that was about to happen. And the pose at the end was just me goofing around! I hope you enjoyed it!
I need to make more of these! Its so much fun for me to explore creativity in a variety of ways!