Every good painting starts with a plan. Every good plan starts with an idea. Every good idea accumulates with a vision.
Is this how a painting starts? Do you see something, hear something that stirs the creative juices and think, that will be my "next" project.
Do you use the desire to work on a new project to make you finish the one you are working on? Do you feel like it is time to move on? Or is the urge so strong that you leave one to start the other? Can you work or do you work on more than one project?
Or like me sometimes I become stymied because I don't know where to go next. Right now I am procrastinating because I want to film as I paint and I need to build or find me a way to have the camera film over my painting surface. It is not for a video class but just a way to talk about what I am painting -taking notes so to speak. I have 4 projects, two of which I know I need to finish, like yesterday. I can say I am almost there.
So how do you move forward, when things seem to get in the way? Do you leave paintings unfinished so that you can move on?
Sharon, I purchased a super tripod for filming. It's lightweight and very reasonable. My camera is light so it works great. It's by Manfrotto (Model 420B). I got it at the Ft Worth Camera store for $129.00. Let me know if you want more info.
Can you set the camera up so that it can be focused looking straight down? I set my painting on a flat surface to film and I would like to have the camera set up over it. I hope that makes sense. Do you put your surface on an easel while filming? Is that easier for you? Linda wants us painting on an easel, but for filming the lighting is easier to control I think the other way.
Looks like you are having fun with your classes.
On another note, will we get to see you at Linda's anytime soon? We miss you!
Do you have extra lights that you use Barbara??
Yes, Debbie, I do. They are the light boxes the pro photographers use with the white cover on them. It helps eliminate shadows. I know Neadeen uses the clamp lights.
Talk to Susan Johnson. Her camera boom looks homemade and worked great when I took I a class at her shop. She painted flat with the camera hanging on a boom over her painting. We could watch her progress on a TV screen. Filming or live wouldn't make a difference. The boom would be the same.