I am currently working on 7 video projects in one. 1. “Single Point Lighting” video, 2. My “One, Two, GO!, sketch to transfer perfection”, 3. “An Apple Time Lapse”, 4. “An Apple Drawing Walk through”, 5. “Value Application with the Land and Take Off Method (working title) 6. “Value Scale for Graphite, Black it not Black” and 7. “How to Make your own Transfer Paper”.
It has been slow going it seems. One simple project rapped into many concepts. They are important concepts to me and I want to be able to deliver them precisely. I really want to give these wonderful ideas to the universe. Most of these concepts, I wish I knew 20 years ago and some I have been refining for 20 years.
I know the T3i is not the newest Camera on the market, but it fits my need. Being able to shoot video with two cameras, not to mention the flip out screen (my other camera is a T2i with no flip out screen) will help so much and save a bunch of time. The first thing I did was install the Magic Lantern build for it. It works like a charm. Also, I was generously given a nice lightning kit. Something I should have looked into a long time ago I can wait to get started on my next project. I was thinking that I never really have given my full gusto to drawing something simple like an apple. Plus it will be great for a few tutorial videos I have been thinking of doing. Let me know what you think or if you want to see me make a specific video. In the mean time check out my YouTube Channel “Get Your Phil of Art” , I just finished uploading an Almost 12Hour Video.
I am super happy to have this video done and uploaded finally. It took about three days to export it, and gladly there were no errors in the process! Check it out and let me know what you think. 12 Hour White Tara Drawing.
I have this crazy idea about posting an almost in real time of me working on my White Tara Statue drawing. So I edited a video that is about 12 hours. As you can see the export is taking quite a bit of time, currently 47 hours and some change. I also installed “Magic Lantern” on my canon camera to help out with my work flow and to be able to shoot better. I should have installed this a long long time ago. Once I get the video loaded to YouTube I will post again about it. Cross your fingers that all goes well and I don’t run into any issues. Also, please Subscribe to my Youtube Channel! More and more videos to come.
Hillside Colorado is one of my favorite places to visit. Located just east of the northern edge of the Sangre De Cristo mountain range and west of the Wet Mountains in a sublime valley. It almost pains me to give away the location of this magical spot, but it is too good to keep to myself. If you would like to stay there you can find information here.
So why would a non-representational / abstract painter like myself be drawn to doing a landscape. Well, it was there and it was transcendental. I love making all types of work outside of my primary work. It makes my abstract work so much better. Having other forms of visual communication makes for more informed abstract work. It helps to experience the work and be able to reflect on it, and use that energy to drive my primary mode of expression.
I love to work where ever I go. I took up way too many supplies to work while I was in Hillside and on the great driving trip from Denver to Hillside via 285 though Salida Colorado. But I was glad to have all that I needed to make some Plein Air works on paper that came out pretty nice. I have not done much Plein Air works in the past, not thinking much of it. I made a great discovery that working in the environment is far superior than working from an image. Just like working on a real subject, it becomes more tangible, I felt that I could gather the experience of being there.
On the way back I took a drive to St. Elmo to the west of Browns Canyon down a road that cuts in between to mighty peaks of the Collegiate Range, the same I was painting a few days earlier. It was a super drive cutting between mountain streams, groves of aspens and a ghost town.
It has always been a great joy of mine to have grown up in Colorado and live in Denver. There are so many places to see and experience in the state.