I’m really excited to finally have a new, professional camera setup. I’ve been filming painting videos for a while, but they were shot with our old point-and-shoot camera from, um, 2003. Check out how much better the detail is with a new digital SLR and fixed aperture:
(Painting is Glory, 24″ x 30″ by Kathryn Beals, Music is I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons)
If you can’t watch the video, here are a few stills:
I started with my favorite sunrise colors, a mix of Smalt hue, Titanium white and Titan buff.
From there, I built in some Quinacridone magenta, Primary yellow and Anthriquinone blue to add intensity. I always paint skies quickly, with a big brush, to get the colors blended well before they dry.
With the sky colors in place, I started to add the foreground colors. This is a mix of Green gold, Payne’s grey and Ultramarine blue.
Glory, 24″ x 30″, acrylic on canvas, copyright © 2014 Kathryn Beals