Hey there, I wanted to share this Live green man video I created on my Facebook page about a week ago of me painting a piece I’ve since titled “Forest Guardian”. As I type this, the Green Man is in transit to his new home. He sold before I finished painting him! Yay! The new art collector that bought him and the Forest Guardian will be a great match, I’m sure. The Green Man is headed for Iowa.
So, I’ve only done “live” a couple of times and I really need to practice more. If you don’t know what “live” is on Facebook, it’s a method of communicating where you take live video with your phone. Your friends and/or followers get a notice as soon as you start recording that way they can go over to your page and not only watch, but comment and give you thumbs up! I think it’s pretty cool. It’s instant feedback. When you’re finished, you end the live session and Facebook saves it to your page. Cool, huh? Ahh technology… it can be a wonderful thing (and not so much).
Maybe I’ll try to do a little bit on each painting to get a better feel for holding the camera while painting. This is not an easy thing to do. I kept trying to paint while looking at my screen and when that was difficult, I’d look back at the actual painting and then the video would veer off crazy. After watching it a few times, I need to also work on speaking because I kinda lose track of what I’m saying. It’s like rubbing your belly and patting your head while marching in place!
I just posted in progress shots of this painting and a bit of the history / folklore of the Green Man last week. Make sure you check it out here. Pretty cool stuff if you’re in to mysterious and magical things like I am.
Enough chatter… On to the green man video of my painting titled “Forest Guardian”
I’ll have prints available soon. Here is the finished Painting:
Learn more about me on the ‘About’ page in the menu at the top. I’m an artist – a painter mostly and an avid gardener. I paint a variety of subjects including birds, koi fish, my gardens, ponds and flowers as well as anything having to do with nature especially trees and tropical scenes. I also enjoy painting abstracts and have started created more and more of them. My most favorite thing to try to achieve in my painting is is mystery.
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