She’s a bit of an airhead, ia pretty inflexible, and she has questionable taste in clothing. But she’s quiet and she works for free. 🙂
So…I’d been thinking about livestreaming myself painting for quite some time. But I’m a bit wussy about being in front of an audience, real or virtual. I’m glad I did it though, because it was kind of fun (slightly nerve-wracking but I survived). I’m feeling a need for inspiration and input, and this is definitely one way to get it. I just need to try to figure out how to prevent the feed from pixelating. 😛
If you watch the video you’ll hear me mention that this painting is similar to a board I painted (see pics below). On the evening of Sept. 16th, 2017, more than 23 businesses had windows smashed in the Loop, where I live in University City, Missouri, after a peaceful protest over the acquittal of a white police officer who shot and killed an African-American suspect. I put a call out for artists via Facebook to paint the boards after having remembered that artists had painted boarded up windows after the Michael Brown verdict in Ferguson, Missouri, which is only about 7 miles from my home. Within about 6 hours, every board had been painted, save for one as I found out a few days later. While chatting with a Loop business owner a few days later, she asked if I knew an artist who would be willing to paint the overlooked board, and I reluctantly said I’d do it. It was quite a challenge, sweating in hot, humid weather, finger painting vertically (had to wipe up a few gobs of paint that fell onto their tile floor), and I had to be careful not to pick up any splinters. But I am so glad I did it because the store owners were touched to have so many artists volunteer their time, supplies, and talent to help heal the community.
And here is the livestream video my husband filmed this morning for Facebook:
More livestream videos coming soon on my Facebook page.
Varnish drying on three recent paintings.
30×40 finger painting in acrylic
(painted to the soundtrack of the movie “La La Land”)