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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Birth of a Painting

I created this painting last week. I've always wanted to capture the process with time-lapse photography, so this time I did it!

I set up my camera on a shelf above me and had it take a picture every 15 seconds. It took 5 hours to make the painting and you can watch it happen in less than 10 minutes. 
I love it! 
It gives me a feeling of instant gratification that I don't normally feel when I'm actually creating the piece. I get so caught up in the tediousness of mixing colors or trying to clean the brushes, etc.

It's so nice for me to watch it all come together so quickly! It's immensely satisfying, and I've always loved watching other artists create paintings. There's just something so magical in watching a blank canvas come to life. I hope you enjoy it!

Let me know what you think of the video. I enjoyed making it. Would you like to see more time-lapse creations of other projects, like face paintings? I'd love to share other videos if there is any interest for it!


Becky said...

Wow! That's cool. I had no idea what went into a painting like this. It reminds me of a Cezanne...

5boystokiss said...

I love it! Great job. I want to see more.

renae nelson kingsley said...

Nice guess Becky! It IS a replica of a Cezanne.

Shells said...

I love the video, Renae! And BEAUTIFUL painting!

Momomama said...

Absolutely awesome!

Gail said...

That was awesome. The first minute looked so completely random and I had no idea what was going to emerge. But it was obvious you had a plan.

It looked like you painted the sky yellow and then erased it. I'm guessing it was actually a primer/second coat thing?

I'd love to see a time elapse of face painting.