I posted some of the photos on Flickr, and as I looked at a particular one, I decided I wanted to adapt it to canvas. I had been thinking about sea oats for a bit. And just happened to snap this on my way from a day at the beach:
They aren't really easy to see, but they are there. I decided I liked the monochromatic look of the photo, so the gears in my brain started whirling and I decided to try that effect in paint. I didn't want black and white, so I chose brown and white paint. THEN I decided I was going to try to video as I went along, and post the video on this blog.
EPIC FAIL. I have a notoriously slow Internet connection. I had 9 little videos to upload, most less than 1 minutes each, and every time I tried, I got to number 5 and it wouldn't cooperate. I was grinding my teeth in frustration. I love tech stuff, but this was ridiculous. I had posted on the Facebook page the fact I was going to post on the blog page (never promise something before you discover if it is achievable).
Then I discovered YouTube. I mean, I didn't discover it. I've been playing YouTube videos for eons and sharing them on Facebook. But I discovered that what my computer was spitting back at me and refusing to upload, YouTube did quite nicely.
So this whole experience has become a lesson in discovery:
1. my iPhone takes pretty darn good photos
2. painting with just 2 colors of paint can be done
3. YouTube has perfected the art of uploading videos so I don't have to
4. don't narrate off camera with a paintbrush in your mouth
So here are my few moments of YouTube fame. This is also the second video I ever made and posted on a blog (you can read about my first experience here, before I learned you can also combine short videos into one video). So don't be too critical, but I'd appreciate hearing your thoughts on my attempt at channeling Bob Rossi. :)