Warning: work in progress.... please be patient
I've been promising my hubby for over a year, maybe two... yikes... maybe even THREE that I would start creating art instructional videos. He would so sweetly say things like "I think your students would love to see how you create _____ " or "people who buy and collect your work should see the process. I think they would appreciate it even more." but lately... that sweet whisper has turned into a loud voice inside me... one that's saying "Linda, it's time.... what are you really waiting for?"
Oh sure... I've created several videos for his cooking classes and my paint night events, but instructional videos... or behind the scenes... "a painting in the making". Well first of all that would require me talking. Don't get me wrong I love to talk... it's actually the listening of my voice that drives me crazy. Ok, excuses, excuses... away with excuses!
Well.... I did it!
And you are the first to see this video - I even set up a YouTube account. Don't go looking for me just yet on You Tube because I'm pretty confident the setting is still on unlisted. I'm hoping to get 7 or 8 videos uploaded before going "live" or open to the public. So I'm experimenting on you first, my blog readers. Leave a comment below or send me a message - for tips, advice or even a gentle rejection like ... "Linda, I think you should stick to painting, videos just might not be your thing." I can handle it... this in fact would be a welcome rejection. Then I can say to my hubby and myself " see, I tried it and it's not for me". Just kidding.
Like anything it takes time and practice. And more practice. Maybe at some point I'm sure I will even enjoy the whole process. You see, I do absolutely love teaching and I think art instructional videos will be tremendously helpful and beneficial for my students, I just have to take a deep breath in and say "I can do THIS" -
One of the absolute best learning tools for me to improve my artistic skills have been watching art instructional videos. Some I would find on You Tube and others I would pay for and download them. Whether I'm looking for a specific technique or if I admire an artist and I want to see their processes, Art Instructional Videos are invaluable.
A few years ago I so wanted to learn a specific technique - loose and confident brushwork. So I found a time-lapse video on You Tube and watched frame by frame how she created the painting. I even followed along, one brushstroke at a time. This fast paced video of a painting from start to finish was less than 5 minutes long but by the time I watched each frame and painted along it took me 3 hours to complete !
... but I have to say it was one of the best learning experiences for me.
I'm gathering a list of tips, techniques and instructions that I think would be informative and useful to turn into short video clips, Like:
Thanks for your patience - I appreciate your feedback -
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Linda S. Marino Art
Branford, CT 06405
Linda Marino Live Wedding Painter and Event Painter from Branford, CT serving the New England, New York and New Jersey area.
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