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Tuesday:) Toni’s Time-lapse Painting~ Black Cat on a Pumpkin

28 Oct

“Nothing says Fall, October, and Halloween like a black cat sitting on a pumpkin.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


Well, another lazy crazy day. It’s cold and gloomy and the heat keeps kicking on. It’s Texas for goodness sakes, what’s the deal. I scrolled through a bunch of Fall ideas on Google to see what I should paint today. I try not to copy too many aspects of the ideas I find. As an artist, you can copy anything if you just plan keep it for yourself or friends and family. But, if you plan to sell your work, it needs to be mostly your original ideas and work. Mostly, I just paint for myself. Thus, I have a house filled with hundreds of pieces of artwork. Mostly original, some ideas from other artists.

Today’s time-lapse video… a notecard for Debbie. She’s always sending me beautiful Hallmark cards, so I’m sending her a Tonimark card, with matching envelope, of course.

While I had the paint out, I figured I’d paint another pumpkin sans black cat, just for fun.

Toni’s Tuesday Time-Lapse Painting Video-Horse at Sunset

21 Oct

“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.”

― Simon Sinek


I was going through a mess of art messes yesterday, in an attempt to straighten up my work table upstairs and get some ideas on what to paint today. I had seen a cool painting on Pinterest a while back and thought I’d use the idea. An experiment. I’m not sure how they did their painting, but now I now how not to do it. But, it was a fun attempt.

Spray paint… open window, ceiling fan, and a mask. Stinky up there. I should have done the spraying outside, but it’s dark out. Maybe I should do some plein air painting next time. Live and learn.

First I did a large watercolor background, adding just a touch of acrylic to spruce up the trees. The paper was very large and the watercolor made it buckle up a bit. The good part is, I painted one ahead of time so it could dry before I did the time-lapse video. (Sometimes two steps and drying time are necessary for one project,) So, I have one with the spray painted black background and one without.

I thought a soft spray of black paint would let some of the background show through, and it did, but the jury is still out if I like this concept.

“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.”

― Simon Sinek, Together is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration

Well. I experimented… now… to change the world.

Tuesday:) Toni’s Time- Lapse Video-Painting Birch Trees

14 Oct

“Time-lapse videos make my paintings look so effortless, even though I spent several hours and I’m covered in paint.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


I saw some cool birch trees that were painted using string covered in white paint and stretched and swiped across the paper or canvas. All I could find was some twine and that didn’t work, so I used an old AAA plastic card instead. I did a practice painting before recording, and just the trees looked kind of boring, so I decided to put a moon behind it. Good idea.

Fun project. I hope you like it. The good part is it only lasts a few seconds, so it won’t take up a lot of your time.

Tuesday:) Toni’s Real-time Painting Pumpkins Video

30 Sep

“Sometimes real-time is somewhere between now and then.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


I had fun painting for this video of pumpkins, but had a rough time trying to upload the video to YouTube. I should have done the time-lapse because it was pretty long, then it said I didn’t have enough space, so I had to delete a bunch of things. 🤦‍♀️ After a lot of playing around with apps and stuff, I think I got it down. It’s long, so feel free to fast forward.

Toni’s Tuesday Easy Sunflower Fun Foam Painting

23 Sep

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

~Leonardo da Vinci


I love when I challenge myself. Today, I wanted to try something different. I’ve painted on fun foam before, where I paint the entire surface and scrape away the image. I experimented with adding more colors with a palette knife. I enjoyed making the video, and had extra paint, so I painted another one, just for fun.

(Well, I’ve tried for over an hour to upload some images, to no avail.) I guess you’ll have to watch the video. Sorry!

(Ah- figured out the problem. I needed to pay for my renewal plan.🤦‍♀️)


Tuesday:) Toni’s Real-Time Relapse Bluebonnet Wine Glass Painting

15 Sep

“Painting is not a hobby with me, it’s life. Now, life on the other hand, that’s just a hobby.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


I think I did a time-lapse video of painting Bluebonnets before, but I thought I’d do a full-length version for those interested in some glass painting techniques. I only painted four last time, so I bought ten more to paint. I’ve already given several away as gifts. They don’t last long in my house. I’ll have to remember to keep a couple for myself. I like these. (So, this isn’t a time-lapse. I’m calling it a re-lapse.🤦‍♀️👩🏻‍🎨)


Toni’s Time-Lapse Painting~ Japanese Blossoms

9 Sep

“Artists can find inspiration just about anywhere, even while sitting around drinking an iced tea,”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


I was drinking my Arizona Iced Tea the other day, and I was just about ready to put the can in the recycling bin when I said, “Oh, look. Something shiny and pretty,” Artists get distracted easily. So, I left the can on the kitchen counter for inspiration.

Here’s a quick video. Simple, quick, and inspirational…

Toni’s No-Time-Lapse Pastel Chalk Video

2 Sep

“When you are a do-it-yourself videotographer, there are bound to be mishaps and mayhem.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


A fantastic rainy Tuesday here in McKinney. It’s been raining pretty much all day, but I love it. The rain has cooled off the horrendous heat, and my thirsty grey grass is very happy.

I’ve been enjoying making my Tuesday time-lapse videos, but this project was so quick that I thought if I did it in time-lapse, it would be over in 3 seconds, so I went with regular video. I put together my make-shift video set-up, which is just two paint carriers stacked up with a clipboard wedged between some tubes of paint and the handle. It was working ok till near the end, so please excuse the crash and boom.

A pastel chalk easy note card demo…

Toni’s Tuesday Time-lapse Painting-Watercolor Pencils

26 Aug

“Every day is an adventure in the imagination.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


I love a challenge, and every Tuesday I challenge myself to come up with a time-lapse project. It isn’t always easy. I look for inspiration in every day objects. Today, it was a placemat that I found at the dollar store.

Toni’s Tuesday Time-lapse Painting~ Bluebird

19 Aug

Faith is a bluebird you see from afar, it’s for real and as sure as the first evening star. You can’t touch it or buy it or wrap it up tight, but it’s there all the same, making things turn out right.

~Rufus Wainwright


I always look forward to painting something on Tuesday, but I never look forward to deciding what to paint. It’s always a puzzlement. I got my inspiration today from some outdoor pillows that I bought at Walmart a couple of weeks ago. They were on super sale, so I bought 4. How much… you are wondering? $2.50 each! What? Yep! So cute, too.

I liked the birds, so I decided to paint them on my repurposed, can’t throw anything out, saved brownie boxes.


Just something to fool around with and throw out some ideas for others to repurpose and play with some paint.


I was very proud of my over-achieving walking today. I pushed even a little more today with a morning walk, an evening walk and a few little walk the dog in the park walks. Woo hoo!