Last Friday I tried out a new feature called Facebook LIVE. It is a way to stream video directly from your smartphone to your FB page and I thought I'd give it a go. Since some of you may not visit my FB page regularly I thought I'd post the videos here as well. (The videos can be found below.)
The first video runs about 90 minutes, and is essentially a 'Talk 'n' Paint' demo. The second video is an impromptu Q & A session I decided to add on to share more information about what I was doing. This gave my viewers an opportunity to ask follow up questions.
This was an unscripted, raw, unedited, and undirected effort on my part. I really decided to do it at the last minute, ignorant of what all would be required. Basically, the narrative is little more than a stream of random thoughts which partially 'splain some of my quirky methods as I paint. I hope you find it of interest, and perhaps helpful, or at least mildly entertaining. The best part of any (free) online video is you only have to watch it until you become bored... (ha!)
Buddha in the Bushes
16 x 12 inches, oil on linen, 2017
en plein air
(price available on request)
And yes, I will be doing this again, perhaps soon. I was both surprised and gratified by how many of you folks actively tuned in and participated in the comments section. By the time we reached the end of the video I think there were close 1K viewers watching. Talk about Watch on Demand. Hmmm, maybe this Facebook LIVE thing will go somewhere after all, yes? (ha!)
I will announce any future LIVE streams a few days in advanced on my Facebook page so make a point of checking it out every now and then. I will also see if I can upscale the production values too...
(In case the videos below don't work, here are the links to them on Facebook.)