Monday, August 24, 2009

Me on video Part One

Part 1 of the video I filmed today
coloring the background of the flying birdie.
The next installment will be the actual coloring of the bird.
And finally a Part 3 with the detailing with white acrylic ink.
Music: "The Fisherman" by Leo Kottke & "Beyond this Moment" by Patrick O'Hearn
Hope you enjoy!


116 Lovely Comments:

Anonymous amy said...

that was so amazing! you make it look so simple. i follow your blog often and enjoy every post! thanks for sharing. can't wait for the next two parts!

8/24/2009 7:14 PM  
Anonymous Artlady said...

Geninne - thank you so much for the delightful blog. It's great watching you bring the birdie to life. I, too, have lost my heart to darling turbo...sigh...

8/24/2009 7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you-that was hugely instructive for me. Wish you were in Albuquerque so I could take lessons from you. I can't wait for the next installment.

8/24/2009 7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Geninne
Your video is fantastic! I am really looking forward to seeing more and watching your little birdie take flight!

8/24/2009 7:36 PM  
Blogger amida said...

I've been looking forward to this all week since you mentioned it! Can't wait for the next installments.

8/24/2009 7:40 PM  
Anonymous melissa said...

oh my, this was absolutely mesmerizing! i can't wait for the next installment.
thank you for sharing!

8/24/2009 8:17 PM  
Blogger Heather T. said...

Beautiful hands, beautiful brushwork, beautiful birdie! Thank you for sharing!

8/24/2009 8:17 PM  
Blogger Kaili (Billy and Button) said...

I did enjoy! Very much. I love your serene and beautiful style Geninne..

8/24/2009 8:27 PM  
Anonymous jennifer mazzucco said...

that was mesmerizing...
thank you! love your stuff as always
and can't wait to see you add more color. you have inspired me to use watercolor again:)


8/24/2009 8:29 PM  
Blogger BB said...

Geninne, it is very generous of you not only to share your work but also how you work with us. Thank you so much!
As others have said, you inspired me to use watercolors again.

8/24/2009 8:47 PM  
Blogger Eugenia Gina said...

thanks for sharing! It's so kind of you.. thanks again! :D

8/24/2009 8:56 PM  
Blogger Dagmar said...

Hi Geninne;
Good video thanks for sharing how you paint and the music is great, bought it to add to my itunes!! looking forward to seeing part 2 & 3

8/24/2009 9:13 PM  
Blogger cathy gaubert said...

enjoy, you say? why, it was the highlight of my evening! i cannot wait to play it for my girls in the morning. thank you for being so inspiring. you make it appear so effortless...lovely, indeed.

8/24/2009 9:25 PM  
Blogger Candied Fabrics said...

Yup, this is great to see! Can't wait to see the other installments!

8/24/2009 9:34 PM  
Anonymous trish said...

Wonderful!! I'm so looking forward to watching more:)

8/24/2009 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Nicky said...

Great video! Thanks a lot for sharing. Will be looking forwards to the others : )

8/24/2009 10:58 PM  
Blogger erin carver said...

that was so lovely to watch! will look forward to seeing the next installments and seeing the beautiful birdie unfold... only recently discovered your blog - and I absolutely love your work Geninne. Thanks for sharing...

8/24/2009 11:07 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

Thanks for sharing your video's with us it is very inspirational and I can't wait to see the next two video's I love your blog!

8/24/2009 11:15 PM  
Anonymous annakaisu said...

Thanks for sharing the video! You made my day :) It's wonderful to see you painting.

8/24/2009 11:22 PM  
Blogger cactus petunia said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing that...looking forward to part two!

8/24/2009 11:28 PM  
Blogger Lyn said...

You make it look so simple!
Thanks for that and I loved the music too. Can't wait to see part 2and 3!

8/24/2009 11:39 PM  
Blogger Shelley Noble said...

Really helpful to see, looking forward to seeing more.

8/24/2009 11:44 PM  
Anonymous Sybille said...

Wunderbar - Great!!

8/24/2009 11:46 PM  
Blogger myriam kemper said...

Thanks for sharing!
I will wait for part 2 and 3 :o)


8/24/2009 11:58 PM  
Blogger life in yonder said...

Looking forward to part to already. So calming to watch your soft strokes while that lovely music is playing in the background. Wish I had half of your talent and sense of colour.

8/25/2009 12:07 AM  
Blogger lain said...

Thank you for sharing your "backstage secrets" with us :-)

8/25/2009 12:30 AM  
Anonymous lilotte said...

Thanks so much for sharing this moment of pure pleasure. I can feel you concentrating on your painting. I can't wait for the next step.

8/25/2009 12:32 AM  
Blogger lolly-jolly said...

thank you for making the video! it's interesting i wait for part 2 which is the most interesting for me :)

8/25/2009 1:04 AM  
Blogger Eva said...

so exciting! and SO inspiring! I'm so happy I know you :))))))))

8/25/2009 1:40 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Thank you for being so generous and sharing all your tips and techniques. You really are an inspiration. Your work is just beautiful.

8/25/2009 1:41 AM  
Blogger rachaelnz said...

Thanks so much Geninne, it was wonderful to watch you in action. The music made it such a peaceful video to watch...oh to try watercolours again.
Rachael :-)

8/25/2009 2:24 AM  
Anonymous rubbertaster said...

Hi Geninne

Fantastic, thank you!

8/25/2009 3:05 AM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

Nicely done. Thank you, Gennine.
Peace, Blue

8/25/2009 3:22 AM  
Blogger belle said...

These art videos you make are so wonderful! I'm a visual learner, so seeing your technique from start to finish is so helpful. I've read so many books on stamp making, but I didn't really get it until I watched you make the feather stamp. Now I understand how to hold the tool and how to approach curves, etc. I've been struggling with watercolors, and this video has already opened my eyes a bit. Looking forward to playing with paint now! Thanks!

8/25/2009 3:53 AM  
Blogger Meninheira said...

Es maravilloso verte trabajar! parece tan sencillo para los que no hemos sido dotados de la capacidad de hacerlo... por favor mas!! :)

(me ha encantado tu brazo, tan lleno de sonido -me imagino- y de color)

Un besito desde Galicia (España)

8/25/2009 3:57 AM  
Blogger Michelle | Cicada Studio said...

Such a beautiful thing to wake up to. Thank you.

8/25/2009 3:59 AM  
Blogger Georgia said...

That was such a wonderful gift. I find it fascinating to watch other people work, and learn more from that than ANY books. I can't wait to see the other videos (you may have even inspired me to brave the heat of my studio today to paint...maybe)

8/25/2009 4:28 AM  
Blogger Carlene said...

I cannot imagine a better way to start the day than this video (and a cup of coffee). Watching you work + all the colors (your bracelets, the books) + that gorgeous soundtrack is meditative and just...grace personified. Thank you so much!

8/25/2009 4:36 AM  
Blogger xha said...

I love your bracelets, did you make them?

8/25/2009 5:02 AM  
Blogger Megan V said...

Is there a special way, or special paper, to keep the paper from rumpling up when it gets so wet from the watercolor? Yours looked so good. Usually when I watercolor, the paper gets pretty wavy (even if the paper is thick watercolor paper). Do I need even thicker paper?
p.s. i can't wait to see how you paint the bird itself!!!

8/25/2009 5:11 AM  
Anonymous Michaela said...

it's crazy. i feel so satisfied watchng this video. like nothing else than this bird matters. i guess that's what i love about art. great job.

8/25/2009 5:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you Geninne.^^ I'm really happy to see this vid.Really looking forward to part 2 and 3.
I tried to paint many times,but failed to create watery effect like yours.Mine just dry up too fast.I'm wondering if it has anything to do with my colors.. hmm just won't flow like oil.It becomes patchy.

Ah~ sorry for the unnecessary comments.

Thanks again for the vid ^^


8/25/2009 6:04 AM  
Blogger Dana Barbieri said...

Beautiful! My son and I enjoyed this so much!

8/25/2009 6:27 AM  
Blogger Lesley said...

Enjoyed your video very much and have just downloaded one of Patrick O'Hearn's albums. Thank you for introducing me to his music! :-)

8/25/2009 6:37 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

That was wonderful! It's absolutely fascinating watching you work, so I can hardly wait for the next installment. :-)

8/25/2009 6:41 AM  
Anonymous superkitina said...

Me encanta.Y yo que me pego con las acuarelas cuando me toca usarlas...que envidia (sana, siempre sana) jejej

Un saludo desde Madrid, España

8/25/2009 6:42 AM  
Blogger Snap said...

Geninne, thank you! This is great.

8/25/2009 6:56 AM  
Anonymous Vivi said...

beautiful painting and beautiful music, thanks for sharing and look forward to seeing the next part! :)

8/25/2009 7:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gracias por este video!
Me gusto todo, tu espacio de trabajo, tu ropa, tus pulseras y claro por encima de todo tu arte, el cual dominas a la perfeccion.
y como cereza del pastel la musica!
Gracias muchas gracias!

8/25/2009 7:36 AM  
OpenID carieshields said...

Thank you for such a wonderful video. You make it look so easy. You've inspired me to take out my watercolors and try again.

8/25/2009 8:02 AM  
Blogger BlackSunshine said...

So beautiful. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait for the next part!

8/25/2009 8:14 AM  
Blogger Ludid said...

calming and relaxing; thank you.

8/25/2009 8:18 AM  
Blogger hayseed said...

Beautiful! Thank you!

8/25/2009 8:19 AM  
Blogger kane said...

Thanks for sharing that.

8/25/2009 8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


¡Gracias por el vídeo! Me parece realmente interesante conocer tu método de trabajo; es muy hermoso e inspirador. La fluidez de tu trazo es preciosa y para alguien como yo, que no tengo talento para el dibujo y la pintura, es asombroso lo fácil que parece pintar a la acuarela cuando la utilizas tú.

Estoy deseando ver los vídeos que faltan. Muchísimas gracias por compartir tu trabajo.

en Santander, España.

8/25/2009 8:25 AM  
Blogger pebbledash said...

Love this, aqnd the music you chose. Thanks so much!

8/25/2009 8:25 AM  
Blogger flora said...

Thank you Geninne for being so generous with your talent! I also wish I could take art classes from you, but for now, this is really a big help for me to see the process. Can't wait for part 2 &3! xoxo

8/25/2009 8:55 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Alley said...

This was fun to watch. Thank you for posting it.

8/25/2009 9:18 AM  
Anonymous Tece said...

That was so wonderful...your fluid painting and the soothing music combined to take me on a little vacation....thanks for sharing.

8/25/2009 9:47 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

I´m looking forward to part 2 and 3!! I´m mostly interested in the detailing with the acrylic ink.
Your blog is verry inspiring! I´ve already found acrylic ink and extra white paper to try this kind of painting. I´m so glad to use watercolors again....
Thank you!!!!!!!

8/25/2009 10:33 AM  
Blogger Ansandra said...

I can't believe how fast you did that. Incredible. Thanks for giving us a peek into your world.

8/25/2009 11:04 AM  
Blogger Katy said...

Thank you so much! I haven't painted in more than a week as I have been quite down, and your video has inspired me to get back to it. And I love your musical selections too!

8/25/2009 11:13 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

Geninne, that was very enlightening... you paint so freely. I can't wait to see the next episode, I know I'll learn so much! Thank you for sharing.

8/25/2009 12:36 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Beautiful process and so relaxing to watch :) Can't wait for part 2.

8/25/2009 3:08 PM  
Blogger Alex. said...

Oh, was that Turbo fur in the paint? Boy do I understand that one. I always get Shadow fur in everything!!

It's so nice to see an artist's video that isn't all sped up too - so you can actually see what's happening! I'll take the extra loading time anyday for a real-time video, as opposed to one that's been squished down to only a couple of minutes. Thanks for sharing :)

8/25/2009 3:30 PM  
Blogger passionforpaper said...

Watching was so soothing!

8/25/2009 5:20 PM  
Blogger ale said...

HOW NICE IS LOOKING TO AN ARTIST LIKE YOUUUU PAINTING nowwww!!!!!!!YOU INSPIRES ME A LOT!!!!!!!!L WILL CONTINUE in the same channel to see the next part!!!!thanks geninne very muchhhhhh to share this with us!!!!!! a big kiss for you!!!!

8/25/2009 5:54 PM  
Blogger Bee said...

Wow, that was really neat to watch. Thank you so much for sharing!

8/25/2009 6:04 PM  
Blogger buddhagirl said...

i just gave you a blogger award
because yours is one that i look at every time you have a new post.
thank you for the constant inspiration.


8/25/2009 6:54 PM  
Blogger iLa said...

Very enjoyable and beautiful light!

8/25/2009 11:57 PM  
Blogger Jhon said...

Thanks for sharing your video's with us it is very inspirational and I can't wait to see the next two video's I love your blog!

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8/26/2009 2:30 AM  
Blogger Veda Murthy said...

hey geninne!

awesome video! u make everything look so simple, n neat!


8/26/2009 5:15 AM  
Blogger Tamara said...


As a non-artist (how i wish I could draw and paint though) and an admirer of your beautiful birds I thoroughly enjoyed watching that.

Thank you

8/26/2009 5:31 AM  
Blogger julie said...

I am astonished with your creativity your site and the site of atelierXT in portougal are my favorites .You mast be ...... i like you.You are luky too to have such a beautifull family.Stay well. Ihave a family too and i paint and make juwelles ,so i like everythink tat has color and design i also like musik ,my elder daughter is a musisian she plays the piano well,she is 17 and my son is 12 .I live in an old hause in northern Greece near Thessaloniki I seek Forward to invite you to my home .its like i know you for many years i have seen this days all your posts since i dont knou when.
yours cincerely julier

8/26/2009 5:33 AM  
Blogger julie said...

I am astonished with your creativity your site and the site of atelierXT in portougal are my favorites .You mast be ...... i like you.You are luky too to have such a beautifull family.Stay well. Ihave a family too and i paint and make juwelles ,so i like everythink tat has color and design i also like musik ,my elder daughter is a musisian she plays the piano well,she is 17 and my son is 12 .I live in an old hause in northern Greece near Thessaloniki I seek Forward to invite you to my home .its like i know you for many years i have seen this days all your posts since i dont knou when.
yours cincerely julier

8/26/2009 5:34 AM  
Blogger julie said...

I adore your job you also must be a good person .I look forward to see you in my country
good afternoon by us

8/26/2009 5:44 AM  
Anonymous christel said...

It's amazing and wonderful ! I've got the same colorbox but not 1% of your talent!

8/26/2009 5:56 AM  
Blogger Geek+Nerd said...

Ah - that made me so happy. A bit of beautiful color to start off my morning.

8/26/2009 8:07 AM  
Blogger Love Honor Disobey said...

It was so relaxing to watch you paint...thanks for sharing that.

I like your have really flexible finger joints...I have that too.

I can't wait for next installment x

8/26/2009 11:01 AM  
Blogger La Dolce Vita said...

I loved your video and your art, found you through Jennifer's blog!

8/26/2009 5:14 PM  
Blogger *gemmifer* said...

Geninne, you make it look so easy though we all know it takes your incredible talent to produce something as beautiful as this painting will be.

Thank you for sharing so much of your process with us, and for the lovely music. I love the gorgeous blues you chose for the background. I can't wait to see parts 2 and 3 and especially the finished work!

8/26/2009 6:22 PM  
Anonymous Oyo said...

Thank you so much for sharing !!!
I've watched your video three times yet, I could do that all day long, it's so soothing !

8/27/2009 1:25 AM  
Blogger barbara said...

I love these kinds of tutorial videos!!! Thanks soooo much. You keep inspiring me.

8/27/2009 4:22 AM  
Blogger ale said...

dear geninne!!! l love your interview in ARTISTS WHO BLOGS!!!!!
un beso!!!...ale

8/27/2009 4:25 AM  
Blogger Beth Stone said...

I'm looking forward to the next parts of this! It looks beautiful so far... and I love your top and bracelets!

8/27/2009 8:44 AM  
Blogger Kristy said...

I could watch you all day, thanks for sharing.

8/27/2009 9:38 AM  
Anonymous bob nydam said...

beautiful stuff. I love your work. Can I ask you a technical question? Once the peice is finished how and what do you use to scan and print it?Thanks and keep working.

8/27/2009 11:41 AM  
Blogger verosassi said...

Potrei guardarti lavorare per una giornata intera!

8/27/2009 1:27 PM  
Anonymous Kerry said...

I just watched this with my kids age 8, 7, 5 and 2 and we all loved it. They said the bird was "beautiful" and talked to each other about the different blues you used. They enjoyed the music as well. When it was finished they asked me to play the part when you color the bird, we can't wait to see it.

8/27/2009 5:34 PM  
Blogger my names Jo, what's yours? said...

what kind of paper do you paint on? it was so inspiring to watch. thanks for sharing <3

8/27/2009 11:30 PM  
Blogger antsje said...

You have inspired me so much! Thank you for the lovely video. Like Jo, I would like to know what paper you paint on?

8/28/2009 1:11 AM  
Blogger simply blue said...

Thank you for showing us how you approach your work....can't wait for the next installment! Your birds are so did you learn to draw them so well? Love your everything!

8/28/2009 3:31 AM  
Blogger Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Great tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing and it looks beautiful. I watched all three videos.

8/28/2009 3:34 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...


8/28/2009 6:09 AM  
Blogger sandra bruzón said...

Geninne, fuiste en el día de hoy, para mi, fuente de aprendizaje y gran inspiración no solo a nivel artístico, también de vida pues toda la maravilla que realizas la haces a partir de la mas absoluta sencillez, esa tranquila y amena manea que tiene tu día a día, la plasmas en tu obra y en los que, como yo, tenemos la suerte de observarte, gracias Sandra Bruzon P/D: me gustaria saber de tus proximos videos, son exelente leccion.

8/28/2009 7:46 AM  
Blogger julie said...

you are my inspiration.First think in te morning last in the evening.You and atelierXt in Portugal.Last time i couldnt reach them in this direction you knoW Why?

Have a nice day
julie greece

8/28/2009 11:02 PM  
Anonymous Mae said...

Inspiring ...

9/05/2009 6:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've watched the video with my sister and my 9 years old niece. She draws and paints and is really good..and I could see how amazed was she seeing you working with the watercolours. We really enjoy your blog, it's one of our favourites!


9/05/2009 11:01 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

Thank you so much for sharing your process with us! I can't wait to show my almost-8-year-old budding artist. I have a feeling we'll be seeing lots of watercolor birds in our house very soon :)
Forgive me, because you have probably answered this question before, but is there a good instructional watercolor book you'd recommend? I briefly took watercolor as a part of studio art in high school, and at some point want to take some art classes at the local university, but at this season in my life w/ small children & homeschooling a class for me isn't really in my realm of possibility.

9/06/2009 5:37 AM  
Blogger Catalina said...

wao! que mano Geninne!

es siempre maravilloso ver un artista en plena accion! Gracias!!!

Thank you!

9/09/2009 2:33 PM  
Blogger chia said...

It's so great to be able to watch art-in-the-making! I love drawing, have not gone on to painting yet (i did when I was a teenager, art classes and what not, but have not touched watercolors in the last 10+ years). This has really inspired me to start painting, a real "I can do it too" push!

9/13/2009 1:22 PM  
Anonymous debra cooper said...

Wow! Thanks so much for sharing your painting process. You make it look so easy! I thought there must be some complicated technique you used to make the watercolor swirl and pool in the background so beautifully. Love it! By the way, I have that same leather bracelet/wrap--don't you want to wear it with everything?? ;-)

9/29/2009 1:21 PM  
Blogger Arlene N Smith said...

Now I am inpsired. Thank you for posting these videos!! What beautiful work you do.

10/08/2009 1:06 AM  
Blogger Apples Love Oranges said...

Hi Geninne-
I love your paintings and Turbo too:) I'm a middle school art teacher at a really low income school and we have been talking a lot about how persistence and patience in art and in life can equal success. I had them watch a video of you doing detail work so they could see the patience that you have and how the end results produce something beautiful.

1/23/2010 4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Geninne,
I adore your style of working which is so much the kind I always wanted to paint and never reached your level..
when I saw your video I was asking myself why you used to wear sunglasses while there any special reason? do you see colors better??
Many greetings and never stop painting.

7/17/2010 12:44 PM  
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Anonymous Bianca said...

This was just what I was looking for. I am trying to learn how to paint birds and I guess you/your blog is my new teacher!
Also, how you painted the background, it was great, I am always afraid to use that much pigment/water, now I know I can.

9/02/2011 1:55 AM  
Blogger thefisherlady said...

I enjoyed this so much... much like my work!

4/17/2013 9:55 PM  
Blogger Luisa said...

Hi Geninne,

Mixed Media Art Magazine would love to talk to you about your use of color in your work. We are doing a series on Color Theory and we love the vibrancy and choice of colors in your work.

If you are interested, please contact us at:

We are also using your stamp tutorial in the upcoming issue of the magazine.
I contacted you on FB and received a thumbs up when I asked so I assumed you were giving us permission.

Hope to hear from you.

Kind Regards,


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wow what a lovely treat on a cold Saturday morning as I sip my coffee. I have used your screensavers and desktops for years, but was very happy to find these videos this morning! continue and never stop -you provide food for our souls

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