Time Lapse Painting

"Water Spirit" Time Lapse

Here's a time lapse video I made over the course of 5 long days (about 60 hours total) working on this painting from the very start. It is meant to be a companion piece to the "Forest Spirit" painting I made a couple weeks before. I started without any real concept or sketches, I only knew it needed to match the spontaneity and looseness of the Forest Spirit. This proved to be very challenging! You can see in the video how many times I had to rework the face before I found what I was looking for. So here it is, 60 hours compressed into a minute and a half! 

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The Observer: Nearing completion

After many months of development this giant painting is finally nearing completion. This was one of those paintings that gets off to a quick start and then sits around the studio for ages. I do that often, especially with overly complicated paintings. Anyway, I started this last year (around October I think, if not earlier). I worked on it off and on for awhile and then got sick of it and put it on the back burner for about 4 months. The other day I finally found the inspiration to go back into it and finish it up. It still needs another day or two but the end is finally in sight! 

 "The Observer" Oil on canvas (approximately 6.5x4.5'

"The Observer" Oil on canvas (approximately 6.5x4.5'

The Forest Spirit: Time Lapse Painting

This video shows about 7 hours of painting today. I'm working in acrylic on canvas (30x40").

I started with the image in my head but didn't work with reference of any kind. This idea came from a vision I had about 4 months ago and at the time I made a quick sketch but this painting evolved away from that concept quite a bit. It was going to be an owl shaman, but this painting didn't retain a whole lot of owl energy. This is not finished, it will get another few hours of work at least before I call it done. 

And here is a still of the painting at the end of the day. 

Forest Spirit

8-Hour Painting Time Lapse

Here is an example of how a typical live painting might unfold. You never really know where a painting might take you! After I finished this video I worked on the painting for another couple hours. 

Below is a shot of the painting after 8 hours of work.
Yes, It is for sale! 20x23 Acrylic on canvas. $600
Hit me up if you're interested. 

 8 hour painting (mountain)

8 hour painting (mountain)

I've started a new YouTube channel!

Here is my first post, I'm basically just having fun with my new GoPro, learning how to create a time lapse video and all that. This little painting was made in about 5 hours or less. I'm working in acrylic on canvas here. The quick drying time of acrylic is important when live painting. 

I plan to do these time lapse paintings at least a couple times a month and the finished paintings will all be for sale immediately. Hit me up if you're interested in purchasing one. 

Speed Painting #1 Timelapse