Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Work In Progress - Video




Today, as I continued working on the large Winfrith Heath painting, I took my Flip video with me and made an eight-minute film.

In it I talk about some of the colours I'm using, along with palette management and other bits and pieces.

Apologies for the poor sound quality. It was quite windy, and the equipment I was using is pretty cheap and cheerful.

5 comments:

Chris Rudge Renewable Power said...

Great insight into your craft

PD said...

really interesting to watch and to see how you approach painting outdoors. I think the wind noise adds to the experience. From a technical point of view-do you mix any medium to the paint when you work such as turps/linseed or work straight from the tube?

paul

Harriet Barber said...

Thanks Chris and Paul.
I still haven't finished the painting due to continuous rain! I think its going well, so I am very keen to finish it before the colours begin to change as we near August.

@ Paul. I don't use any medium.
What about you...do you use linseed?
I'd be interested on hearing about your methods.

Harriet

PD said...

Thanks for the reply Harriet.

I don't have any formal training in painting, so I discover things as I go along. My biggest learning was changing to using 'proper' oil paints. In my case Michael Harding. Most of my painting is done in the studio so I have the luxury of having lots of things on hand. I've started experimenting with liquin and also stand oil/turps mix for making lovely rich glazes.

I have to thank you actually for another bit of my learning. I mix colours on the palette with a knife now. This came from reading one of your blog entries where you recommended it.

Tony Perrotta said...

Harriet, you are so inspirational. Seeing a painter that marches to her own drummer is very refreshing to say the least. Great work as always. Love the videos.

Tony