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.


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?


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 use linseed?
I'd be interested on hearing about your methods.


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.