Monday, June 22, 2009

Here's my new art video - painting folk art angels

Well friends, I am having a great time making these videos. I love watching them back even - I'm a little obsessed. You know, the summer has been a good one so far. I think that when you have time that you usually don't have - I am not teaching for the summer - that sometimes you squander it. I am trying not to do that. I am trying to do something for my family each day that counts, and some art each day, and I'm trying to get some exercise in. But I must say, I was up way too late last night posting this video. My computer takes too long! Well, happy viewing!

I tried in this video to show how I draw the faces. I haven't really showed that in other videos and I love the process. It is like how I image God creates, (on a very different scale of course) but in a way, it reminds me of that. When I begin to draw a face, the face takes on its own life. The girl or angel, or whoever I am drawing, becomes a personality for me. I love to watch it unfold. It happens without any planning on my part. I draw and draw and draw. I fill up sketchbook after sketchbook and there is never a face that is the same. It is like that with human beings. We are all God's children and we are all unique. What is amazing is that He knows us and that He loves us each one.


Artistic Accents by Darla said...

It's so fun to watch you paint! Thanks for doing these videos!!
Lovely music too :)

andrewandshawnawhite said...

You do such an amazing job!!!

Micah Holden said...

I'm a new follower, i love your art! Thanks for sharing your talents with the world (blog world that is)! bEAuTiFuL!!

Renee said...

Annette I could have watched this all day.

Have a great day at school today. I imagine it must be finished soon and you will have a lovely summer with much more art for me to look at.

Renee xoxo