Sunday, September 21, 2008

. . . browsed You Tube




The above is yet another Picasa collage with the same texture photo. . . the other photo is of a grain elevator in Kansas City. I like the way this turned out.


Yesterday as I waited for paint to dry in the basement, I cruised around the internet. One of my bookmarks is this: http://www.youtube.com/user/CapricornArtist73. Maybe everyone already knows about Gary Reefer, but in case you haven't seen his videos, I suggest you take a look at some of them. One of the comments at the bottom of his channel is something to the effect that his videos inspire the write to be "more of an artist and less of a painter." It's true. . . and he has some great, easy tips for interesting effects. He uses stencils and spray paint a lot, which could add a whole new dimension to my art and I plan to experiment on stray bits of canvas and paper. I especially like his tip for creating water drops. . . I ran right down to the basement and tried it, and it worked. I hope you enjoy the videos, and if you have other artists who provide instructions and inspiration on You Tube or elsewhere on the internet, I would love to hear about them.

3 comments:

seth said...

Thanks for the link. He has some really interesting videos there.

Mary Buek said...

Martha, he seems like such a nice guy, doesn't he? I like his random approach to making art.

Mary Buek said...

Hey, Martha, just had an idea: why don't you make a video? I would love to see that, see how you work, how you create your art. I know, maybe you could make it an enticement for your book, the book that I am waiting for impatiently. I'm dead serious about this. You give such great tips and techniques in your blog, you could just expand on those ideas, like showing us what you create with the decastone.