Sunday, February 11, 2018

Live Broadcast Studio Update

Working on final touches to cameras, lighting, painting table and equipment layout.  Looking good!  Setting up a test run with my beta test group to see how it looks on the computer screens from different places.     Added some new watercolor paintings on canvas to my facebook page. 


Three different scenes painted on location. 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Value Study for Sketch from Photo

I completed a value study for the "Sketch from a Photo".  It show the levels of depth in the final painting.  Dark value in the foreground, Middle value in the middle ground, and Light value in the background.  I also planned the value transition for the water and sky.  These values will be a guide to adding paint values to the final painting. 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Video - "On Location Drawing early in the AM

Drawing on location is a good exercise to develop the eye to see objects and relate the sizes and locations in a landscape.  The proportions are important for showing the depth and distance in a painting. Drawing is a fundamental skill to learn and develop to improve one's overall art.

This sketch was done early in the morning and my goal was to capture the shapes and values as I saw them.  The details of the background, etc were not distracting and it develops the basic shapes for a final panting.  Documenting the scene on photographs and then sketching the shapes makes it easier to translate into a painting.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

How to Sketch from a Photo

How to transfer objects from a photograph to a #sketch book and use it to #design and prepare your plan for a #watercolor #painting.  I plan to follow up with more videos on this subject of taking the sketch and using it to make multiple decisions on design of a final painting.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Photo Story produced for future use

Edited a #photo slide story disc I found in my film library.  I updated it, changed the music background, and added my locations on the web.  I think it can be used as an advertisement or attention gainer for my new #online training #classes.  I plan to make a new one to show my latest art work.  Title is "EWC Story Slides".  EWC is #Everett's #Watercolors.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New On Location Watercolor Painting

Produced new #video of on location #Watercolor Painting.  Located on  The title is "Sunrise at HT Parking Lot".  Video taped with iPhone at 6:00 am and waited for the sunrise to happen.  The snow storm this past week has stopped me from getting out to paint as I usually do.  I am concentrating on my broadcast studio and getting it ready for live demos, etc.   The below picture is the final painting after I added some details in the studio.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Art Studio Update

Hardware installation and checkout is ready.  The new cameras and touch screen monitor was a challenge for a couple of days, but the technical issues were resolved.  The microphone and speakers are up and working.  Currently working on background and lighting setup for broadcast and #painting demonstration table.  Testing out the #live streaming procedure with google #hangout and youtube. Working on the coordination of presenting on Camera 1 and demonstrating on Camera 2.  It is going to be a lot of fun. I am looking forward to doing an Introductory video and initial demo for announcing the first #broadcast soon.

Found a painting for sky and water I painted and want to pass it along.   Enjoy.