Sunday, 14 August 2011

Make a Wish....Video...



Make a Wish
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It is a long time coming and took quite a long time to edit as well. I didn't realise how hard it would be to video myself. Quite nerve racking at times, but at the same time so enjoyable. 





I have made this in response to lots of requests from friends wishing to see how I work, especially painting portraits. Special friends that have supported me in my journey, this is for you with my thanks.

Make a Wish Video 



I've tried to share some of how I work in this video. Unfortunately because of the way I work there isn't any time to stop and change the angle of the video camera, or zoom in at various times. I also found once played back that I need to work on better lighting. it was quite a dark day, raining most of the time, which didn't help. It has left the painting a bit washed out, but i've shown photos of it at the end of the video which is nearer to the original. the other thing I found difficult was to talk as well, hence the music. Something else to work on for the next one.

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I work in various ways depending on mood and subject, this is one of the ways. Although you obviously need to learn techniques, I do believe a lot of it comes from how you feel. You need to feel what you are painting, which is what adds that something extra to it. 

I know this not a professional masterpiece, but I do hope you enjoy watching this and that it helps even a little on your journey in watercolours.
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24 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

Stephie, GREAT job!!! Thank you so very, very much for posting this video. It is such a pleasure watching you paint. [ and a good learning experience, too ]

Irina said...

Thank you so much for this video. It is much more interesting then Avatar or even Terminator for me )), could not take away my eyes.
Great technique, amazing result, highest level. Thank you again.

Nora Mackin said...

Loved watching this Stephie. You make it look so easy. Thanks for doing this, I really appreciate it.

bob witte said...

thanks so much for producing and posting this video, stephie. i can only imagine how much time and effort went into it and what a professional result. kudos! i have admired your paintings for a few months now and it was a treat to see one unfold before my eyes. it is always fascinating to see other artists work, such different approaches. this is lovely and has such an emotional affect on the observer(at least this observer!).

Sharon Williamson said...

Wonderful video Stephie, I really enjoyed it, so thanks for putting it together :-)

Stephie Butler said...

Thank you to Kathryn, for all your continued support, that's the reason I did this, for all my friends.

Stephie Butler said...

Irina......Thanks you so much for your wonderful comment. It's my pleasure to share what I can.

Stephie Butler said...

Hi Nora...Thank you..It is easy, it's just practice, and I know you are more than capable.

Stephie Butler said...

Bob..Many thanks to you too for such lovely words.. It's always good to see how others work, it's how we learn and develop our own style.

Stephie Butler said...

Hi Sharon...I'm looking forward to seeing your next painting on PS now..So glad you enjoyed it...

Susan Roux said...

I really enjoyed watching your video. I paint in oils but it's fun to watch a completely different approach with another medium. Congrats on making it. I know it takes hours of editing...

Lydie said...

Wow, thanks a lot for charing this.

Dena Hill said...

Stephie, this is truly fabulous! I'm anxious to try some of your techniques on my own portraits. Thanks so much for sharing this will all of us.

hmuxo said...

I'm new to your blog and must say its very interesting...love your work. thank you for sharing your video with us...Even though I work with pastels, it was very informative.

Lulu said...

Just amazing Stephie, so good to watch. I have painted this little boy too, in a completely different style of watercolour. I would love to paint the way you do!

maría josé said...

Me ha encantado! Puedes quedarte admirándo y olvidarte de todo por un momento.
Felicidades!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wendy Mould said...

I really enjoyed the video. It is amazing to watch you work and see the picture evolve. Thank you for sharing with us.

Stephie Butler said...

Thanks so much Susan..I'm the same watching other mediums as well.

Stephie Butler said...

Lydie, thank you, and so glad you liked it...

Stephie Butler said...

My pleasure Dena, and thank you for stopping by to comment..

Stephie Butler said...

Hmuxo.Thank you so much for your comment, really means a lot..

Stephie Butler said...

Hi Lulu......I saw your painting, it is gorgeous...So good to see how someone else approaches it too....

Next time your in London you must come and stay and we can paint together...

Stephie Butler said...

Muchas gracias María, tus palabras son muy apreciadas.

Stephie Butler said...

My pleasure Wendy, so glad you enjoyed it

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