Sunday, January 04, 2009

Street Life

Okay. I've caught up with last year's painting total. I painted this today, actually yesterday, since it's 1:30 am as I write this. I decided to film this painting. After viewing this, I wish I had realized my head would be popping into the screen so much. I would have combed my hair after my mid-afternoon nap. Ha!
I painted this from a photo I took of a guy warming up in the Canticle Cafe, on the corner of Liberty and Vine, in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati. It's a 5"x7" oil on panel. I'm going to work on it a little more tomorrow (or should I say today?). My tape was one hour, so I quit painting when the recording stopped. I think I'll need still 30 minutes or so to bring the painting to a finish.
So here's a much edited version of the video.

video

4 comments:

TCKK said...

That was pretty cool. Now I want to see the rest of it.

Karen Sempsrott said...

When I finish it this afternoon, hopefully, I may take a photo of it. It's very hard, for me at least, to photograph wet paintings, because there are so many glare issues. What you see on the video is almost complete. I just plan to work on the scarf, and the head wrap thing. Maybe put a few highlights on his dreads.

CityKin said...

Karen,
I just discovered your blog, and like it very much. Some of the posts from 2006 are very moving, like the boy with the basebal bat.

Please post on a regular basis, it is good for you..

Karen Sempsrott said...

Hi CityKin. Thanks for the comment. I checked out your blogs as well, and enjoyed them.