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Poppy Dance: Acrylic and pastels flower painting time lapse video

Painting a poppy with Acrylic and pastels : time lapse video
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Poppy Dance: Acrylic and pastels flower painting time lapse video

This is a mixed media painting with acrylic and pastels: Poppy Dance.

I made a movie showing the process, I took my video camera to the studio, recorded most of the process (except a few slides at the beginning and at the end) and then increased the movie frame rate  about 8 times.

It was interesting for me to see the process as I seem to be improvising less than what I was thinking I would be. Perhaps it is the effect of the acceleration but it looks like I have a plan 🙂

For this painting I added a lot of layers then at one point you see me scrubbing the background to remove some of the paint because I wanted an aged look and also recover some of my original layers.

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Towards the end of the movie I add layers of dry pastels also, I like mixing acrylics and pastels, these medium work well together, they are both mat and pastel adheres well to the acrylic surface.

Poppy Dance: Acrylic and pastels flower painting time lapse video

Poppy dance, mixed media on canvas

Poppy Dance: Acrylic and pastels flower painting time lapse video

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Comments (12)

  1. Thanks Sandrine for sharing this awesome video with us! Gorgeous!

    1. Thanks Sheila, I am glad you liked it 🙂

  2. Fabulous! love it!

    1. Thanks Anne 🙂

  3. I was totally entertained watching you paint. You rock, Sandrine!

    1. Thanks Leslie ! You made my day 🙂

  4. Enjoyed this a lot! And it does play fine on my Mac. Thanks for taking the time and putting it together!

    1. Thanks Yevgenia 🙂 I had fun watching me painting because I don’t think too much when I do it so it gives a different perspective.

  5. Super bonne idee le film. C impressionnant, moi qui ne faisait que de l’aquarelle il y a bien longtemps, je ne mesurai pas tout le travail qu’il y a derriere l’acrylique !! J’adore le resultat final, orange c ma couleur preferee ! Je fais suivre a mes connaissances !!
    Combien le vends-tu ??

    1. Merci Sylvie ! je pense qu’il y a des facons de peindre beaucoup plus directes mais comme je change d’avis parfois en cours de route j’aime bien faire en plusieur etapes. Je t’ emaile le prix.
      A bientot !

  6. Sharka

    AWESOME Video Sandrine 🙂

    1. Thanks Sharka !!!!

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