My Week In Art #22 – New Work and Art Vlogging
New work and art vlogging updates
After my last “My Week in Art” post I decided to try more art vlogging, so far I have some little films and time lapses of me painting. So far so good, I just need to figure out how to actually put them together into something watchable. I also need to get over A. how embarrassing I am and B. how poor my editing skills are. I think it’s worth it in the long run for the cool footage, richer content and learning a new skill I can then use across my other work and jobs.
Below is a tiny film of my priming canvases, note the scraping noise of the pallet knife I was using. It was pretty much the only sound but never mind hey, it’s probably more accurate as that’s all you’d hear when I’m making work is the sound of brushstrokes or a pallet knife.
The image below is the finished piece I made, it’s on one of my larger 40 x 50″ canvases. I’m pretty pleased with it as I was trying to make a happy medium between the style of my sketchbook work and my paintings. I will be taking better quality pictures soon to add to my art page on the site too. I’ve been told it has a “graffiti” like style which I’m not totally certain about. What do you guys think?
On the opposite end of the canvas size spectrum, I also managed to complete this set of minimal crowd scenes too in my usual monoprint style. They are much smaller at 30 X 40 cm so they suit my monoprinting technique much better than actually painting the images. I wanted to keep them really clean and minimal too, using only whites, creams, greys and blues for a neutral pallet. I also left in the sketch marks left by my earthy red oil pastel which add a tiny pop of colour.
Upcoming events I’ll be art vlogging
The weekend just gone was the first meet up with the artist group who I’ll be exhibiting in the Artists Open Houses festival with in April. We met and discussed all the admin we need to do, how we’ll all hang and display our work and other things. I’m really excited to be doing this, mainly just because I’ll be meeting lots of likeminded people and artists and will hopefully make some new friends too. I’m also excited to meet more people from the Fiveways Artists group too as well all live around each other and the artist community here is excellent.
If you’ve exhibited with the Artists Open Houses before or have been to see them, please leave me a comment on your experiences below, I would love to hear your thoughts.