Sunday, February 28, 2010

YouTube


As I write this my Venetian Window mural video on YouTube has now had just over 10,000 hits and my channel has 48 subscribers.

I am long overdue with regards to putting another video together - I have an idea for a canvas I would like to paint and it may be fun to film the process as well. All I need now is to find the time : )


6 comments:

Julie Broom said...

That's a fantastic achievement, Chris. I'm not surprised this has had so many hits - I don't think I've ever seen a brick effect so well painted.

Very interested to see you do a painting on canvas - looking forward to it.

Chris Westall said...

Thanks Julie - I'm actually planning to do an orange tree in a niche, its been a while since I've painted such a thing but I have it all planned out (ish) in my head.

Detti said...

Hello! I'm writing to you from Hungary. I like your brick effect a lot! What kind of pain do you use? Can you do it with oil or rather use acrylic?
Congratulations for your beautiful work!

Detti

Chris Westall said...

Hi Detti - thanks for your comments.

I have used emulsion & artists acrylics to paint this mural. The paints were greatly thinned so the effect could be built up in washes and glazes - I'm sure it would work just as well (or better) in oils.

Detti said...

Dear Chris,
Thanks. Of course I meant "paint" :-). What kind of emulsion did you use? I will try to find an equivalent in Hungary. Did you mix it with the paint? How did you prepare the wall?
(Hope you don't mind my questions).

Detti

Chris Westall said...

A good quality matt emulsion like Dulux would be perfect for preparing the wall.

The artist acrylics I use are Daler-Rowney System 3 and Winsor & Newton Galeria.
The colours I have used are Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Raw Sienna, Flesh Tint and Paynes Grey and I mix these in with the white emulsion (all water based).