"Dark Water" ©Ruth Armitage 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 20x20" each

“Dark Water” ©Ruth Armitage 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 20×20″ each

I wanted to finish this painting before my last class, but I hadn’t gotten as much feedback on it as I wanted. I missed one critique meeting because of teaching and the other was cancelled because of snow. Thank goodness for the internet! My friend Margaret gave me some feedback that I wanted to act on. I so enjoy the blogs I read that show a painting transforming over time. Somehow, my insecurities always make me hesitate to show a work in progress. If it is in progress, I’m not satisfied with it yet!

But in the interest of entertaining you, my readers, I’m baring all here! I have also been experimenting with shooting video while I paint… and I absolutely LOVE to watch the painting process at about 8x the regular speed. If only I painted that quickly! I hope you enjoy seeing how “Dark Water” evolved! I can’t believe how long it took to edit and voice-over this video, but it is finally done!

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/88206941]

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