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Toni’s Tuesday Time-Lapse Video:) Texas Cowboy Boots

3 Feb

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi

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I’ve been having a lot of fun coming up with ideas for my time-lapse painting videos. My original plan was to make these videos during the Coronavirus Quarantine that started way back last March, and I thought would be over way before Christmas. Silly me. 🤦‍♀️

Texas cowboy boots are always a fun subject. I found an interesting photo and copied the shape on tracing paper. If you don’t have carbon paper, all you have to do is pencil the back of your design on the lines you want to copy, and this will act like tracing paper. I traced the boots, outlined with a Sharpie, added some brown pastel chalk to the boot and blue chalk on the outside, and painted in some red and blue with acrylic paint. Fun and easy.

I’ll be honest. It’s not all that easy to get a lot of detail and accuracy when you are trying to video a painting technique. Basically, it’s just to give you some ideas and inspiration to run with. OK, Tip… don’t run with scissors or pointy paintbrushes.

Happy time-lapse Tuesday, my friends.

Toni’s Time-lapse Painting Video:) Flower Squirt

27 Jan

“Creating is just playing with ideas in your head until they become real.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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It’s always such fun to come up with an idea for my Tuesday Time-lapse video. NOT! It takes me all day to think of a project. I watch videos, go through my ideas file, and rummage through my art supplies until I think of something. Then, I just give up and settle for the last idea in my brain. That’s call PROCRASTINATION IMAGINATION.

https://youtu.be/F_AlXDOcwwE

Well, this DUMB site is not allowing me to post photos again…🤦‍♀️ So, hopefully you can watch the video. Sorry.

Very frustrating!

Toni’s Time-lapse Painting Video:) Flower Squirt

27 Jan

“Creating is just playing with ideas in your head until they become real.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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It’s always such fun to come up with an idea for my Tuesday Time-lapse video. NOT! It takes me all day to think of a project. I watch videos, go through my ideas file, and rummage through my art supplies until I think of something. Then, I just give up and settle for the last idea in my brain. That’s call PROCRASTINATION IMAGINATION.

https://youtu.be/F_AlXDOcwwE

Well, this DUMB site is not allowing me to post photos again…🤦‍♀️ So, hopefully you can watch the video. Sorry.

Very frustrating!

Toni’s Tuesday Time-Lapse Video W/Crayola Markers

6 Jan

“Enjoy the beauty of a sunset, nature’s farewell kiss for the night.”

– Sharon Rene

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For today’s time-lapse painting video, I decided to do something SO simple that anyone can play with it. All you need are some Crayola Markers, a sheet of watercolor paper, (I cut mine 8×10 sheet in 1/4) a paint brush and some water. Doesn’t get easier than that.

https://youtu.be/

The kids would love to play with markers, too.

Toni’s Tuesday Time-Lapse Video:) A Rose

30 Dec

“As delicate as flower, as tender as rose petals, choosing to be tender and kind in a harsh environment is not weakness, it’s courage.”
― Luffina Lourduraj

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I haven’t done a time-lapse painting video in a while. You can tell. I’m a little rusty. (Or cadmium red medium, as we say in the trade.)

Gold Sharpie, watercolor, and a little blue chalk.

Toni’s Tuesday Time-lapse Painting Video

2 Dec

“A bird in the hand is worth two in the birdhouse, unless he’s pooping in your hand. Then, maybe not so much.”

-Toni Armenta Andrukaitis.

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I’m having a heck of a time navigating my iPad on WordPress since the new update. I don’t do well with change. For some reason, I can’t upload videos on YouTube either, so I had to use Vimeo. I don’t even know what that is, but I have it. 🤦‍♀️ But, here I am, doing my best until I can get some cute Geek Guy help me figure out what I’m doing wrong.

https://vimeo.com/486194532

Mixed media, watercolor and acrylic on 8×10 watercolor paper.

Tuesday:) Toni’s Time-lapse Watercolor Leaves

7 Oct

“I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.”

~Dodinsky

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I was inspired by several fiery fall trees in my neighborhood for today’s time-lapse video. When I walk, I collect some of the colorful leaves and press them between pages of old magazines. I’ve done this project a few times with my senior friends at Towne Creek. Unfortunately, we won’t be doing this one this year, I’m afraid. It’s fast, fun and easy. (Even faster in time-lapse.)

Drop wet on wet bright fall colors onto watercolor paper, sprinkle with kosher salt for burst effect, let dry, scrape of salt, and paint around dried leaves. This was just a quick demo. You could also be more painterly and trace leaves or hand-draw leaves and paint around shapes with a dark color for contrast. A little veining added makes it pop.

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

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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…

Saturday:) Sharing With Sherri

30 Aug

“Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”

~ Charles Lamb

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I haven’t seen my old friend Sherri Murphy in eons. Oh, since the sunflower field excursion, many weeks ago. Sherri has been experimenting with all kinds of painting and art techniques in the comfort of her new home studio. It seems like every day she is posting a new painting or craft project on Facebook. I commented the other day that we needed a painting play day, so today was the day.

Sherri came over this afternoon and we rummaged through some folders, ideas, examples, stencils, brushes and paints in my well-organized craft room. We decided on a small canvas with her initials in metallic copper. Then, we worked on some cute cactus in flower pots drawn with watercolor pencils. A fun project.

Look how adorable!

We started out with a quick pencil sketch, then outlined and shaded with watercolor pencils. The neat part is, then you just blend and paint with clear water, it’s like magic.

I used a little blue pastel chalk for my background.

Sherri also painted two letters, S and M, with copper paint and painted a small canvas in shades of brown, that she mottled with scrunched up plastic for a leathery look. Then, dip-dotted copper around the edges to look like small copper nail heads. Very cute. Plus, the raised

letters could stand for Sherri and Michael, or for Sherri Murphy. Dual purposed.

We both agreed that it’s a lot more fun to play and craft with friends than home in our own little artsy world. Some people like to create alone. Personally, I love to share ideas and brainstorm and experiment and kick it around a little with other artistic friends.

Fun day, Sherri Murphy! Thanks for stopping over to play. 👩🏻‍🎨👩🏻‍🎨

Tuesday:) Toni’s Time-Lapse Painting With Coffee

15 Jul

“I don’t drink coffee, and can’t stand the taste or smell of coffee, but I sure do enjoy painting with coffee.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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I’m rather enjoying coming up with a time-lapse video every Tuesday, mostly because it entices me to do something creative or artistic at least once a week. Now, here’s a BIG TIP for those of you thinking about doing a time-lapse painting video. Pay attention… Make sure the camera is on time-lapse NOT on plain old video! MAN!

I did the entire video in regular speed, moving very slowly, not speaking, with several different canvases in different stages of dryness. When I went to check the cute rapid video, it was almost 15 minutes long. 🤦‍♀️ That wouldn’t be half bad, but in order to create a time-lapse video, I had to start from scratch with new canvases and paper. Yikes! But, that’s OK, what else do I have to do all night, right? Here ya go…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8aJMpA9xv4