Painting from video

It boggles my mind to think of all the still images in one movie. Endless possibilities! When I'm shooting source material for later painting, I sometimes shoot video instead of still shots. If the subject is moving, at all, it gives me so much more to work from when I'm back in the studio. Subtle differences in a slight tilt of the head, or the relationship between a car and a lightpost, or the placement of clouds in the sky.

Movies also provide a ton of reference material for painting. This painting was inspired by a movie shot partly in Hamilton. I'm not concerned with capturing exact likeness, so you probably won't recognize the location -- but if you do, please let me know -- post a comment!

 Red Building, 2014, 8" x 10", oil on panel

Red Building, 2014, 8" x 10", oil on panel