Saturday, November 3, 2007

My First iMovie

I finally got a camcorder and I made my very first iMovie. It's completely raw, amateur and 19 minutes long. But.... it's about my palette and it may be of interest to you. I'll tell you this - I have DSL(light) and the downloading takes about 7-9 minutes - yours may be a faster speed. I'd suggest that you open the page, go grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and when you return, the frame should be there (instead of the Q) and you can play the movie. Forgive me for the length and the awkward editing - I'm brand new at this.

An update..... this little movie can now be viewed on YouTube. Please click here for that link.

22 comments:

Chris said...

Wow -- I'm completely fascinated. You share so much, so generous. Obviously you're a natural at what you do. It seems to have come with a real relaxed approach and pure enjoyment.

Thanks for letting everyone take a look at a bit of your process, literally over your shoulder!

Cindy Hesse said...

Karin-You are so generous for sharing your knowledge. I'm going to have to watch the video again with a pencil and paper in hand than go shopping. I use acrylics right now but I think colorwise it's pretty much the same. I looked for the pizza tin at my walmart and couldn't find it so I went to the dollar store and picked up two 12" tins.
You are my new rock star! Rock on!

James said...

Thanks for doing the video. I liked your previous posts on palette, too. You're nuts! :^) but it obviously works for you. You need a Gamblin sponsorship...

I live in the Seattle area, so I'm going to see your paintings at H-M this week.

Barbie Bud said...

Wow Karin, I can't believe all of the colors you use on your palette. I'm still learning so I only use a warm and cool of each primary plus white. I thought I'd stay with that and learn to mix colors. Very fascinating, thanks for doing the video. Barb

n. rhodes harper said...

Thanks Karin, I have been hoping you would do this. I am so confused right now. I love color too and the richness and diverse colors in your paintings are the best. I just came out of Ken Auster's workshop (limited palette) and omg does he pour on the paint. I have been using classic artist oils in a limited palette, in the caulk gun tubes but I have many of your colors in small tubes.I guess the experiment for me will be to limited palette or infinite palette! You are great to share this and i look forward to more movies!

Anonymous said...

i would like to request that your next movie show both your palette and your canvas, as you work on a painting.

Karin Jurick said...

i'm working on that.

Bill Brauker said...

Thank you so much Karin. This is wonderful. Generous is clearly the operative word and indeed you are. I am awaiting the next episode as if it were the next Hollywood blockbuster, because to me, and your other fans, it will be.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't get the picture, did get the words. Obviously I am not well versed in computer. Any ideas? I have a PC not MAC.

Leigh gray

Pattie said...

Congratulations and thanks for sharing, Karin! As I prepare to take a workshop with another oil painter, I am reminded of the 8 - 10 color thing. Your "radiant" variants make more sense. I can't wait to get some more colors to try. You have inspired me totally and I appreciate your gift to others!

Karin Jurick said...

I believe that you have to be able to watch Quicktime movies - it doesn't matter if it's a Mac or PC. Like I said, with my DSL, it takes about 7 minutes for the frame to appear, which has the play arrow and the volume control.

Robin Cheers said...

For the PC user having difficulty, you might have to download Quicktime or a plug in at least. I can't run it on my old laptop because its ME, but can on the desktop w/XP. So it might be an unsupported OS issue.

KARIN!
This is so cool. You make me want to go get some more paint just to play. Some of those look so luscious. Just like your paintings.

Em said...

amazing! Can't wait for the next one!!! thank you!!

muddy red shoes said...

very interesting Karin, I got the coffee as instructed and enjoyed the trip. I am running courses on how to say the names only it will be with an english accent...in France :) Only jesting...I dont think it matters how you say them at all...preylene and pthalo and quinacridone always get me...but hey, we can use em so so what!
Keep up the filmmaking

Georgette said...

Karin, great film. My Art IV students and I watched it yesterday. They loved seeing your palette and now want to see you painting. Thanks for sharing with everyone. Next week we are going to see the Hopper Retrospective at the NGA. We've been looking at Hopper's work and your paintings and recognizing the value of close observation, as well as the concept of solitude. Thanks for helping me teach!

mikey said...

Hey Sis ! Loved it - very funny too..
Also, the prettiest pizza without the pizza...

Your Bro

Mona Diane Conner said...

Karin, thanks for sharing your palette on film. It's always interesting how individual each artists color palette tends to be. You mentioned you seldom use raw sienna, for example, yet I can't live without it! My favorite brand of oil is Holbein.

I had an art teacher once who said never skimp on art supplies and always buy yourself the finest quality materials. I agree with your philosophy that lots of colors make painting more fun. I was also interested to see that you use grays straight from the tube. I was taught to always mix those from greens/reds or orange/blues, yet I am reconsidering.

I attended a lecture once by Marvin Mattelson who explained that he pre-mixes ALL of his colors and fills his own tubes, which he felt speeded up his process as an illustrator. He then laid them out on his palette and painted straight from each color.

Lydia said...

Karin, I've really enjoyed your first venture into filming. Considering the smaller size of most of your paintings, seeing your palette made me wonder what types and sizes of brushes you prefer. Love visiting your site. Thanks.

FCP said...

Wow, this is great. I just ordered some of the radiant colors you mentioned--what fun.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Faye

Anonymous said...

Did you use the same quantity of pigments when you used acrylics?

Thanks so much for sharing your process with us.

Karin Jurick said...

Good question - did I use a lot of colors with acrylics - at the time, I didn't have 2 nickels to rub together, so I stuck with the basics, adding more intense colors as I started selling the paintings. Remember, acrylics dry out quick, so a lot was wasted which is one of tne of the reasons I switched to oils.

Anonymous said...

I just tried to watch your 1st movie about your palette, but for some reason there is only a web connect with your 2nd movie. I loved watching you paint and hope the palette i-movie hasn't been dropped before I had a chance to see it. Thank you so much for sharing.