Thursday, August 27, 2009

Parts 2 & 3

It took me 15 minutes just to color the birdie
so I divided the video in two parts.
Next video will show the detailing of the feathers with acrylic ink.
More information on the materials I used to make this can be found here.


55 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Mel said...

Dear Geninne,
Your blog and work are very inspiring. Greeting from a fellow artist living 13 feet Below sealevel.

8/28/2009 6:51 AM  
Blogger louloulovesbooks said...

The nicest fifteen minutes I have had today..thank you.

8/28/2009 8:28 AM  
Blogger Heather T. said...

It's so cool to see you work... =) Thank you for sharing!

8/28/2009 9:12 AM  
Anonymous katie said...

oh - I am so enjoying watching this bird emerging - this is a lovely thing you are doing - thank you so much!

8/28/2009 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Me encanta ver cómo se va creando tu trabajo, la facilidad con la que mezclas los colores y con la que consigues manejar el pincel. Además, el pájaro te está quedando precioso.

Tengo muchas ganas de ver la parte final con la pintura acrílica y ver cómo se usa.

Muchísimas gracias por estos vídeos. ¡Me han alegrado el día!

en Santander, España.

8/28/2009 9:56 AM  
Blogger ale said...

... G ...of Geninne and of GENIUS and of GREATTTTTT...!!!!!!
lots of kisses!...ale

8/28/2009 10:19 AM  
Anonymous ThePhantomMoon said...

Truly inspirational. Thank you for sharing!

8/28/2009 10:49 AM  
Blogger Katy said...

I'm blessed. Thank you.

8/28/2009 10:54 AM  
Blogger Alexiev said...

Muy buenos videos... geniales...



Alexiev Store

8/28/2009 11:01 AM  
Blogger Snap said...


Wonderful, wonderful! Thank you for sharing your techniques and letting us see you at work!

8/28/2009 12:17 PM  
Blogger Kirstin said...

My daughter, age ten, and I watched all your videos this evening and loved them. Beautiful bird.

8/28/2009 4:16 PM  
Anonymous Leah Virsik said...

Geninne, what a treat! Thank you so much for sharing your process. I really enjoyed "looking over your shoulder". Please tell me the music that you had playing. That was really beautiful as well as your work.


8/28/2009 5:45 PM  
Anonymous henny said...

Dear Genine,
my daughter and I always read ur blog. Thanks for sharing your wonderful works..Btw, where could wI find your 1st video? My daughter hasn't seen yet. She loves drawing so much, especially manga. Tx.

8/28/2009 5:45 PM  
Blogger little red hen said...

So fascinating to watch you work. Thank you!

8/28/2009 7:17 PM  
Blogger flyingchange said...

Thanks for sharing this, I am just getting started with watercolors and it's great to be able to see someone talented at work!

8/28/2009 9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

estoy facinada viendo tu trabajo,
le doy gracias a Dios por ese Don tan maravilloso que te regalo y esa sencillez para compartirlo con nosotros.
Estoy aprendiendo mucho,Gracias Geninne.
Coahuila, México.

8/28/2009 9:32 PM  
Blogger Hedgehog said...

These videos are so inspiring! I'm tempted to go out in the pouring rain here today and buy some watercolors!

8/29/2009 2:09 AM  
Blogger khairun said...

lovely videos. Makes me want to use watercolours alot more!

8/29/2009 3:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay! Thanks for sharing your works again Geninne.You really have a amazing brush controlling skill.It comes to me a thought,if you plan ahead on which color to use.I often have difficulty choosing the right colors.


8/29/2009 4:18 AM  
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8/29/2009 4:21 AM  
Anonymous christel said...

Wonderful ! (You have a beautiful leather bangle too ! )

8/29/2009 6:03 AM  
Blogger jessicaleighlalou said...

That's just beautiful! Wonderful work. :)

8/29/2009 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your site and am thrilled I found it through and Sophie Munns. I am enjoying the painting videos and it makes me think I can try it a bit :)

I also am enjoying your boys drawings and paintings.

Thank you for creating such a wonderful site.


8/29/2009 11:31 AM  
Anonymous rachel said...

watching you paint is mesmerizing, and so neat to see the process. i also really like the way that you placed the rocks and stamps as background. a really neat tutorial.

8/29/2009 6:00 PM  
Blogger Moose said...

Fantastic....even my husband had commented on the music when I was watching and then later that evening starting humming the tune in Video 2!
Excellent job.
Tail Wags to All.

8/29/2009 7:55 PM  
Blogger Tabuena art central said...

Just Awesome...

8/30/2009 1:07 AM  
Blogger simply blue said...

Hello Gennine...I love your's "happy" art...I always feel good when I look at it. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise! A do you do your you create them out of your head or do you look at pictures of birds to get them to look just right? I love birds, but I don't find them easy to draw. Yours are just whimsical and wonderful!

8/30/2009 4:39 AM  
Anonymous Victoria said...

inspiring videos, i was so surprised to hear Jan Garbarek;)

8/30/2009 11:52 AM  
Blogger Naomi said...

ah, it's lovely to watch you work! Thanks for making the video.

8/30/2009 5:15 PM  
Anonymous Rubbertaster said...

And still we dont see your face Geninne!

8/30/2009 8:14 PM  
Blogger 阪戸美穂 Miho Sakato said...


nice works! i love your World.

bye from Tokyo:)

8/30/2009 8:27 PM  
Blogger Tabuena art central said...

Can't stop coming back for more...Really inspires me!!!

8/31/2009 12:17 AM  
Blogger Даша said...

Thank you for your art! You are great artist! I read your blog every day.

8/31/2009 5:49 AM  
Blogger Robbie Payne said...

So great seeing your work come alive! One paint the background first...your preference or is there an 'art' reason? Thanks again!!

8/31/2009 8:19 AM  
OpenID jeckabee said...

I'm chomping at the bit to see Part 4. My white ink never stands out as much as your brilliant whites do! You do amazing work!

9/01/2009 9:18 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Thanks for sharing this. I really enjoyed watching it. What a cool idea for a blog post . . .

9/01/2009 6:26 PM  
OpenID farmgirlstudio said...

Loved this video, very calming! Made me think I was in the studio painting with you! Thanks for sharing!

9/02/2009 7:08 AM  
Blogger Melissa R said...

I watched both videos at the same time. It was cool to see your hand moving around doing two different things. Quite enjoyable and relaxing. Thanks so much for painting for us.

9/02/2009 4:49 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

What a lovely and inspiring video. Thank you for sharing your process. I feel blessed to have found your blog and will be regularly reading, and viewing it. Can't wait to see how your little bird turns out.

9/02/2009 9:45 PM  
Blogger jhaverik said...

Hi - maybe I am having problems but I can see the video with you filling in the details with the acrylic white ink. Video 3 just shows me the painting in of the wings......please dying to see how it all comes together with the final touches. Thanks.

9/03/2009 12:29 PM  
Anonymous Mandy said...

Great! I love seeing people at inspiring! Thanks for posting these vids and I can't wait for the last one in this series!!!

9/04/2009 10:52 AM  
Blogger Mal* (turning*turning) said...

These videos are totally enthralling. I could watch them all day! Thanks for being so generous with your process, Geninne.

9/05/2009 7:15 AM  
Anonymous Kristy said...

This is actually what I needed after buying my first set of watercolors. Thanks for all the inspiration.

9/07/2009 7:29 PM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

Thank you for letting us watch you create. I watched all these tutorials the other day. I love the music as well.

9/07/2009 9:04 PM  
Anonymous Mae said...

Sorry to be a bug but, when is video #4 coming? Unless I've somehow missed the part where you do the finishing touches with acrylic ink?!

9/10/2009 3:17 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Love the videos. Can't wait for the forth video. I have always had trouble with pen & ink. Thanks,

9/13/2009 11:21 AM  
Anonymous Silvia said...

These videos are great, I can't wait for the 4th one :)
Thanks a lot for inspiring us with your lovely blog and art!

9/17/2009 9:03 AM  
Blogger Alba said...

Dear Geninne, whatever happened with the last video? you got me on the edge of my sit :D

9/19/2009 7:50 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Is the 4th video in the series going up soon? Would love to see your detailing in acrylic. Thank you so much for sharing! My husband and I are big fans of Turbo.

9/29/2009 8:07 PM  
Blogger Lillabilly said...

Thank you so very much for sharing these! I would really love to know how you are managing to paint the brown of the wings against the orange which is still wet without the colours completely running into each other? Is there a secret I am missing??

11/10/2010 9:56 PM  
Blogger rkramadh said...

Thanks for sharing these, it's wonderful to see you bring that bird to life. One thing I noticed is you don't worry about dipping the brush from one color into another. In fact, you seem to be mixing colors right in the paint boxes :) Since you are creating new colors right there, what happens if you ever needed that original color? May be I am just paranoid about mixing colors in the paint box, I mix in a separate palette...would love to know your thoughts on that.

I especially enjoyed the white ink details video! I have to give that a try, it looked rather watery and I felt I couldn't get that white lines you do. Could be that my paper is too absorbent. Thanks again for sharing these, I loved the music too.

1/12/2011 9:17 AM  
Blogger fairykin said...

Hi there,
thank you for all your videos and blog. Very helpful to review techniques.
May I ask what your color pallette is and how you set it up in what order? Also, what brand paints?
Thank you,

8/22/2012 8:22 PM  
Blogger AnnieOf Blue Gables said...

shoot, Geninne, I was hoping to see you detail it out with the white. I loved all three videos. It was so fun to peek over your shoulder and watch greatness at work. <3

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