Monday, December 03, 2012

Hippo Watching


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I had this idea forever ago of taking the video camera and taping a scene in order to be able to pick and choose the particular still to paint. Often with a regular camera I miss the best shots because I can't shoot quick enough! So I took the video camera to the zoo when we still lived in Texas. I quickly learned the trick was to stand still! But I got some great shots in the hippo room (do you see him?). I painted this once before but it was one of the paintings I lost in the fire, so I painted it again because I really liked it.

14 comments:

Frank said...

Wow! Really cool..

Kim Rempel said...

Wow - beautiful Carol!

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

This is fabulous, Carol! You captured a real life moment, yet kept it so painterly. xoxo

Crystal Cook said...

I love this one SO much. :) Really this is my favorite of yours ever.

Julie Mai said...

I hear the acoustics down there in that room. Great.
I also like the idea of the video/still choose a frame.

Karen Johnston Daily Paintings said...

Really love this Carol...love the light, it's like being there!

Julie Douglas said...

oh Carol, (long time no speak, but I'm still following happily!), I just wanted to say that this is so Delicious!! Good girl!
Julie Douglas, in Ireland xxx

Linda Nickles said...

This is stunning, Carol! What a great idea to use the video camera for selecting an image.

DSM said...

You're really going somewhere with this!

I grabbed a whole bunch of stills from a Netflix movie recently via screenshots. Big English gardens, stopped the DVD where I liked and shift/cpmmand/4 on my Mac lets me choose what I want in the scene. Neat!

adebanji said...

Brilliant! I simply love it!

Barbara Pask said...

Wow Carol, amazing.

Amber L. Bailey said...

so, so, so great! love everything about this. sorry you lost the original but awful glad you painted it again! and great idea with taking the video!

Debbie Lamey-MacDonald said...

Wow Carol!! This is fabulous!! Love so much about this one--size, subject, brushwork.... Wonderful painting Carol!

Akiko White said...

Very Beautiful Carol!