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Tuesday:) Toni’s Time-Lapse Painting Tips

8 Jul

“I want to be like a sunflower so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight.”

~Unknown

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I’m really getting a kick out of making these time-lapse painting videos. It makes the painting look so easy and fun. And guess what? It is easy and fun. It probably takes me ten times longer to think of what to paint than the whole production takes. Heaven forbid I should try and come up with an idea before 9pm.

What I like about this simple abstract painting is, I used just inexpensive Crayola brand watercolors, a flat brush, and a sheet of card stock paper and a black sharpie. Nothing fancy or expensive, and anyone can afford to give it a try, especially the kids.

Well here it is. Inspired by the beautiful sunflower fields near Whitewright that Sherri and I visited last week.

Tuesday:) Toni’s Time-Lapse Yellow Rose Vase

24 Jun

“Being good is making it look easy, but getting good is never easy.”

― Jeffrey Fry

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A fairly lazy day today. It rained through the night and most the morning, bit there was a brief window where I ventured out for a short walk in the late afternoon, fearing another storm. But, it all cleared up by 6ish. I can only spend so many hours looking at Facebook and my emails. So, I went for my evening walk to catch the sunset. I ended up walking 4 miles. Nice!

Tuesdays, I like to share with you a cooking, baking, painting, or words of wisdom tip. Today, I decided to paint a little. Yep! Yellow roses. I was running low on my yellow rose vases.

I know, I know… I make it look easy, and the time-lapse makes it look fast, but, believe me, it is neither. But, I’ve been doing it a LONG time, so I’m faster than the average bear.

I think the hardest part of the painting process is putting down the first layer of paint, and then after that’s dry, going over with a second layer exactly on the same spot. That’s why I usually paint 5 or 6 at a time. By the time I finish the 6th vase with the first layer, the first one is dry enough to start the second layer and then the additional petals and leaves. (Now, I have to go upstairs and finish the other 5 vases before my paint dries up.) Oh yes, Folk Art Enamel Paint, made for glass and ceramics. In case you were wondering.

Well, if I make it look fast and easy, then I guess I must be…. wait for it….

AMAZING!!!!! Yep! I know, right?