Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lights, Camera Action...How to Paint A Portrait Demo On Film

Yesterday I painted Xerox Ambassador Mr.Peter Godinez, live, while being filmed over a three hour period.

How to do that? Keep it simple stupid. And make sure you request your lighting needs ahead of time. Even in a well-lit film studio, a portrait artist needs to see form.

The Ventura County Star came to do a pic for the paper toward the end so that was a double whammy. Better have something half decent to show or else. Pheweeeeee.

Just stick to the basics. Don't try for a Rembrandt if you know what I mean. And wear black.

Charming conversation while painting Mr. Godinez.  Hope I sounded somewhat co-herent while painting his fine face.  He and Xerox are very kindly donating the brochures for my show on Sunday.

The Ventura County Museum. The Face of Ventura By Johanna Spinks, 2 to 5, admission free, food wine and song.

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