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)
This is another one of my paintings from Vancouver Island, the area where I grew up:
Chesterman Beach, 24″x 30″ acrylic on canvas, copyright © Kathryn Beals
This is a scene from Chesterman Beach in Tofino, and was featured in this article from Luxury BC. I filmed video of this one and made it into a speed painting, so you can see the whole process:
Around halfway through you can see me using masking tape to make the horizon. For this painting I used a limited palette of mostly Carbon black, Payne’s gray and Titanium white, with some Smalt hue and Ultramarine blue to add color to the sky.
This is my most recent painting, another in my night sky series. I just got a new video camera for my time-lapse paintings, and I’ll be posting the full video from this one soon. Here’s the finished painting:
Passage, 24″x 30″, acrylic on canvas, copyright © 2014 Kathryn Beals
This is a memory of camping in northern Alberta, Canada, one of the most beautiful places I have ever lived. Here’s my step-by-step process below in video stills:
I started with my large filbert brush and quickly painted on layers of blue and white in a circular pattern. This is a mix of Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo blue and Anthraquinone blue, mixed with Titanium white and Carbon black. I didn’t worry too much about the shape and blending at this point, I just worked to quickly get the canvas covered in color.