Sunday, November 11, 2007

A New Painting Movie

Please take a 10 minute break and watch my new movie - a start-to-finish of the most recent painting "Actor". And turn up the volume - you'll be serenaded by Dean Martin as you enjoy the video. It's on YouTube, so hopefully everyone can view with ease. Click here to the YouTube movie. I hope you enjoy it.

25 comments:

Pattie said...

Wow, Karin, I really enjoyed watching you work your magic! It is amazing how you handle your brush. What kind of brush do you use? You make it do everything! I love the painting. I can just see him walking as he did in Rainman or Midnight Cowboy! Thanks for sharing.

k. Madison Moore said...

Just saw your video and I am blown away. You are so blessed. just wonderful.

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Georgette said...

Karin.

Loved seeing the video, accompanied by such great music too. Thanks for the great demo and an insight as to how you work. You are a gem for sharing!

Barbie Bud said...

LOVED your video, watched it twice. It was so interesting to actually see you paint. Please do more as you get time. Thanks, Barb

Gary Dombrowski said...

Katin, Great video,thanks for sharing. Do you often work in a left to right fashion using what appears to be only one size of brush? Your work is fantastic.~Gary

Karin Jurick said...

I think I do mostly work left to right Gary - less messy that way. And I mostly use that same size brush. When I watched the video, I realized how much I twirl that brush around - for sharp points and flat areas - something I don't think about when I'm doing it.
Thank you all for watching it and the comments.

Chris said...

Absolutely fantastic, Karin! Great editing, too.

Charley Parker said...

Wonderful, Karin. Thanks for sharing your process. I think younger artists may be enlightened about the use of the different areas and angles of a flat brush.

silvina said...

Karin,
I was so delighted while watching your demo on u-tube! So that's how you get that look... a bright brush. I also think your A-Z painting idea is inspired. Thank you for sharing with us your painting method.

Dean H. said...

Wow! Thanks for putting this on YouTube , Karin! I couldn't view the previous Quick Time movie(talk about feeling depressed!). Great to see ya at work. That looks like a badger brush..??
Keep em coming, Dean

Karin Jurick said...

I use inexpensive brushes by American Painter, that's all I know. All flat. I wouldn't know what to do with a round tip brush. So glad to hear it was easier to view for many. More to come.

Sandi said...

Karin,

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but watching you paint is more like a novel! That did more to answer my questions than weeks of blogging ever could have.

So much with just one brush; such great calligraphic strokes! I never would have imagined. You are such a master!

Thank you, thank you!
Sandi

Frank Gardner said...

Great little movie Karin. I enjoyed seeing how you finished up one area at a time before moving on. I also like the idea of the ABC's. I had been thinking of doing the same thing. With a four year, old those ABC books sometimes stick in my mind all day long, especially when it comes time to title a painting. Can't wait to see what B will be.

Sarah Trefny said...

Wow Karin thank you so much for sharing!
I'm amazed you get so much versatility out of just one brush, I have to try that.

"Sunny side of the Street" was also a whimsical choice BTW! :)
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Painting the Day Away

Heidi Malott said...

Stunning! Thank you for sharing Karin. What a joyous process! Cheers! ~Heidi

Bill Brauker said...

Wonderful! And I cannot believe how many times your brush strokes were in time to that terrific music. You are the maestro!

n. rhodes harper said...

I am speechless! Your mastery of the brush in action is just as amazing as all of the results of your wonderful paintings. Your talent just flows right out on to the suface. Thankyou so much for sharing, you have no idea how helpful you are to your peers. Bravo and love Deano too!

Tracy said...

Wow, Karin! How cool os this?!?!?!?!? I'm not sure if I've ever commented here; usually just a lurker and subscriber. But how can I not say somethng here. Truly wonderful to see how you work the magic. And how each carefully chosen stroke says so much. Bravo!!

Pablo Villicana Lara said...

Just saw your movie. . . it's great! Do you prime your canvas with black gesso or do you order them that way?
Thanks for the inspiration!

Myra Anderson said...

Hi Karin! This is Myra. Loved your video. Can't wait to see more!!

Anonymous said...

In real time how long did it actually take to paint this painting?

This is kind of a loaded question, when the Japanese potter Hamada was doing a demo he told a viewer who asked what the pot would sell for if it was finished, the viewer said "but it only took you five minutes" his response was "five minutes and sixty years".

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

I really learned something from viewing your movies. I have hesitated trying oils...it is like this big mystery to me...and watching you explain your palette the other day, and now seeing how you paint seems to have demystified it somewhat. It just seems to make more sense to me now. Thank you for doing this.

Zehava Power said...

Karin, what a treat for us visual learners. I absolutely enjoyed both movies. I also liked hearing your voice on the first one.
Do you know if there're are radiant pigments (similar to those you use in oil) available in acrylics?
I can't wait for your next movies
Thanks so much for taking the time to paint and share!
Zehava Power
www.zehava.ca

Nat said...

Nice movie. I don't know if you'd be interested in using time lapse to simplify the editing. Though I don't know the Mac, apparently leaving your camera hooked up to Mac with iMovie has option for time lapse movies (link)

Elflling said...

It is a very good demo indeed! I couldn't help but picked up this unusual part of your painting procedure: You paint from shape to shape, area to area to a relatively finished degree before moving on to the next area. It is a bit hard to judge the overall value relationship this way but you do it so successfully! It really taught me a lesson that there is no right or wrong way of painting, not because that some "expert" said so that you have to follow a certain rules. Thanks!

I also have a small question: you seem to have used only one square brush in the painting, and it seems relatively soft. Is that a sythethic bristal, nylon or natrual hog bristal brush? Not that it is going to make any difference (I've come to the realization that if you can paint, you can pretty much paint with any tool; and if you can't paint, mainly switch a brush is not going to do any good for you) but just curious: since the brush seems soft yet picks up enough juicy paint. I was wondering whether it is a relatively soft or stiff brush, given you do certain amount of impasto in your brush work, especially for your thick highlights. Thanks!