I’ve been working on this color saturated larger painting for a few months. The scale makes the mood-lifting color bath that much better. It’s some real studio color therapy.
Here’s a one minute video of me painting one blue circle in just the right spot.
Five months of hand-painted circles on the eight foot canvas “Sightline” are compressed into these two minutes of time-lapse animation. Even though the resulting video looks like speed-painting, what’s going on in the studio is pretty carefully considered!
I made this video as a diy instant-replay for myself, hoping to learn something that will make me a better painter. The resulting clip is fascinating for several dramatic changes to the painting and the many layers of paint it reveals.
Here is a link to Photographs of the finished piece installed and more about the painting.
Music is a Library of Congress field recording:
Title: Devil’s dream
Mann, Thomas (performing on hammered dulcimer)
Cowell, Sidney Robertson (collector)
Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
Created / Published: 1937.
This video interview with WestSideToday.com was recorded on March 19, 2016 at the opening reception for Penumbra at Laura Korman Gallery
Read the transcript