Timelapse: Starlight – Acrylic Speed Painting

12″ x 16″ acrylic painting on clay board titled “Starlight”

An acrylic painting I captured using time lapse photography, featuring a Carolina Chickadee
perched atop a branch of contorta ( or possibly better know as “Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick”)

This time lapse captures the process. I’m not sure if it will be educational, but certainly it will provide some entertainment value.

Enjoy, and thanks for watching!

4 thoughts on “Timelapse: Starlight – Acrylic Speed Painting”

  1. Absolutely awesome!!!!. There are no words to describe how talented you are. Your gift will certainly give so much pleasure to many many people for years to come. Jess you are a genius and I mean it

    1. Nothing fancy, honestly. To get such smooth blends with acrylics I sometimes have to mask my main subject then apply the colors I want to blend. I use larger mop brushes and generous amounts of paint. A mist bottle is sprayed during the process to ensure that the paint stays “open”. I don’t always achieve the desired effect on the first go, sometimes it can take multiple layers until I reach a final result. This is how I handle large areas. For smaller areas it’s essentially the same principle, but much easier. Apply the colors and blend into one another. Depending on the scale of the area you’re trying to blend will determine the type of brush used. For very small areas I’ll actually use a liner to blend, and for areas a little larger I’ll stick with a filbert. However, it seems the mop brush’s ability to blend is unrivaled, so, it typically gets involved most of the time, haha.

      Anyhow, I hope this response helps, thanks for your interest!

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