Thursday, January 12, 2012

Two of Four, and a VIDEO!!!

I have a goal to complete tomorrow. This is Four Square Canvas Foursome, 10x10 each, that was sparked by a challenge.  Nearly three are finished, and tonight, on this grand night before Friday, I will share with you two, and my first video!!!

I really just made this video for fun, and to see how to do it.  One of my besties wanted me to take a photo of the WHOLE process of making a girly painting, and I was like no freaking way!  But, I can make a video!  So I did, and I am very pleased.  It is a bit over 6 minutes, hopefully not too long.  To keep you entertained, I added fun captions, and the end a slide show of these photos here.  It was great fun, and my 11 year old taught me everything!  Kids these days!!!

(oh, funny quick tale.  My mom got an ipod touch for Christmas.  Teaching her how to use it and load music was the greatest laugh ever!!!  She's old school!!!)

So here we go.  First two, of four... and the video is of the first painting!







Can  you guess the theme, or what I'll do with the last canvas?

and here is my very first video!!!

Untitled from Daniele Valois on Vimeo.



Linking up tonight with

62 comments:

  1. Oooh!!!
    I LOVE everything about this! And your video! So incredible! So much fun and bright and happy! I love seeing all your supplies in the background and your captions are so fun that I felt like I was there. You are so free when you paint - I really admire that.
    Here's to more, more, more . . .
    BTW, I love your paintings! Your 2nd photograph is so beautiful and I love the glitter in her eyes (natch ;) xoxo

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    1. oh you are soooo sweet to me!!! :) I love the second photo as well!

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    2. 50 comments! That is so awesome - and they love it! YEAH . . . and it was really important for me to ask you if you ever make you own painted papers? I think I might do some today and was thinking that yours would be so cool (and they are so much fun to do). That was my big contribution for the day, ;) xoxo

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    3. The response is blowing me away!!!

      Yes, I have in the past made lots of my own paper, but I do get lazy and just buy pretty paper too! Not often, but how can you resist???

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  2. oh...that was fantastic...i loved watching it..oh..i am a finger girl too...lol...i use my nail to for streaks...ha ha ha...,your girls are gorgeous...oh...your chipmunk voices were so cute!!!hee hee hee...xxx

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    1. the girls and I laughed out butts off when we heard the chipmunk voices when we were editing!

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  3. I LOVE this! Your girls are beautiful and well done on making your first video- I haven't tried that out yet.

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    1. Thank you Carin. I couldn't find a way to view your blog, so I will thank you here. I would love to visit your blog if you could give my the addy!

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  4. Looks darling so far. Can't wait to see the whole thing!

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  5. I love your video. Your girls turn out so cute and amazing, it was nice to see you paint one. I love creating while my little on is asleep too. My four year old is always at my side though wanting to help and asking a ton of questions.
    I am eager to see all four together. Have fun painting and creating this weekend.

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    1. Janelle, my kids are always all over me when I am working too. Even the 9 year old wants to be involved and talks the whole time. It is nice when the little one sleeps, but there is always another around! :P

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  6. They all look wonderful. :) I can't see the video, though.

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  7. Oh how fun. Had a great time watching your Vimeo. Awesome job on your creating.

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  8. Great painting ~ she is adorable! ~ Video was great! ~ Leave to the 'children' to know all the 'techie' stuff ~ are those regular crayons you using or water color ones? ~ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey)

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    1. HI Carol. They are watercolor crayons!!!

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  9. Your paintings are so fun and colorful I love seeing your process in the video. There are so many beautiful papers in your collage. I'm pretty new to collage and find that I have a hard time covering up the papers if I'm really attached to them. It's very helpful to see how other artists work. Very inspiring. Thank you!

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  10. What eyes more beautiful! Saludos

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  11. Wonderful post, painting and video!!! Happy PPF! :-)

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  12. Very cool, Daniele. I enjoyed your video (would have preferred Mozart for background music). Looks like a really fun technique.
    Faye

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  13. This second one is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Hi! I agree, I keep thinking about the whole essay on style too. It really affected me and I keep coming back to it. In some ways it marked the date that I decided to really embrace my own art and to stop comparing myself to others. It also helped me to define the type of artist that I want to me: a Leonardo DaVinci-type. Who dabbles in everything. I believe that a good artist's style will show up no matter what the medium. I may not master any one medium, but I will certainly be more interesting and avoid serious burnout by jumping from one material to another. From reading your blog and your comments on mine, I believe that we have a lot in common that way. We simply love to learn and experiment.

    I love your video. I'm so glad that you posted it. It is always hard to post the first one, but once you do so, you feel so empowered. It is tough putting yourself "out there" and submitting yourself to public scrutiny, but I'm glad that you did. I think you have a lot to offer the art world.

    xoxo
    Bethany

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    1. Bethany,

      great response! And thank you so much for this comment. It means a lot to me!!!

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  15. Darling, darling girls!
    Inspires me to create a video to post!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  16. Your video was SUPER!!!!!!!
    And your little squeaking voice made me smile through the whole process. Thank You sooooo much for sharing this. I wanna play!!!!
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook
    HappyHorseStudio

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    1. Thanks Sheri,

      I totally loved the squeaking... I was going to take it out, but it was too fun!

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  17. This is so gorgeous - really pretty and I can imagine any little girl would love this hanging in her room!

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  18. oh and your video rocks!! i love it!

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  19. Loved your video and love your canvases. Thank you for sharing. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  20. Sweet series, and I love her expression! And the video is so cool!! HPP!

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  21. holy crap that video is so cool ! I loved it. love the music and even your squeaky voices. Heheheheheh please do MORE of these ! Love the art work too I have never tried anything like it before but it is so wonderful looking !

    I WANT... to be able to do that neat stuff too

    -KAT-

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  22. LOVE this! These canvases are gorgeous and I hope we get to see them altogether. That video was so fun. As long as I can see what's happening, I don't care about the angles. I gotta get back to the art table...I'm raring to paint now.
    Catherine Denton

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  23. Love your colors and bits of glitter, so happy and joyful! <3

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  24. Oh wow! Now I totally want to collage something... And the concept of watercolors + acrylics never even occurred to me! Inspiring video and art, thanks so much for posting them.

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  25. Great painting and it made me smile! I think the theme has something to do with food or the want of something like food! I so enjoyed your video! Lovely collage! And i am inspired that watercolor and acrylics can be used together. Yeah! I love to try my hands on acrylics too! Thanks a lot for sharing!

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  26. I love the colours and textures and her expression. Great video too!

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  27. I just love this! Amazing work! :-)

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  28. Ok, I'm highly impressed by the video :)

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  29. I love these girls!! Can't wait to see the others!! Your video was so much fun too watch!! And your comments had me laughing! Thanks!

    xoE

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  30. I love this picture and the process. The video is awesome. Great job
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  31. Beautiful close-ups! I love that you can even see the sparkling glitter. Your video was great--makes me want to get out the collage papers and have some fun!

    Thank you for visiting my blog this weekend and leaving such a nice comment!

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  32. Great job with your video! I love her slightly mischievous grin... So fun!

    xo
    Kristin

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  33. Lovely work & love the talking on the phone bit tee hee - you mean SUPER awesome :)

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  34. These are so cute! Can't wait to see all four together.

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  35. LOVE THE VIDEO!!!!
    That is so stinkin' awesome to watch you work!!

    It just makes me want to get stuff out and start painting. :)

    ~Scarlett

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  36. Wonderful! Love the creativity! Have an awesome week ahead!

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  37. Ohhhh I really really loved that video, it was so inspiring to watch you work! And nice to know I'm not the only one that squeezes my creative time in between looking after the children. I was feeling so frustrated this morning as it's summer holidays here and I spend a lot of time just looking at my art desk not being able to do anything. You have now inspired me to work on a canvas! :0) I love the texture in your paintings and those eyes are beautiful! Congratulations on your first video I thought it was BRILLIANT!!!! :0) oxoxo

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  38. I love those brightly colored girlies! They are just all sweetness and personality!!

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  39. One: I love your paintings!!!
    Two: Watching the process that goes into making one of these was fantastic and I feel like I got a few pointers.
    Three: This video was so much fun to watch, I hope you keep making more!
    Four: I didn't remember about Arrested Development until I saw this video. Now I feel like having a browse through my old CDs :) Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Love the video & even more THE RESULTS :) Fantastic :)

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  41. Wow! I love love your girls! And the video was awesome, it's so great to see your process.

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  42. Daniele, that was fantastic! What kind of video camera do you have, and what video making software did you use, if you don't mind me asking?

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  43. Love your new pictures and I'm so excited to see the rest. Anticipation....
    Your video is awesome too! I love that you were talking on the phone too. You are so multi-talented! :) Truly, an awesome first video. You amaze me! :D

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  44. WOW!! Your piece here is fabulous.. I LOVE your video.. I had to smile while listening to your squeaky voice..

    Hugs, Linda

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  45. Hi Daniele, I love your video and the music puts a lot of enthusiasm!!!
    congratulations!
    And thank you for your advice for Somerset ;)

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Hey you!!!