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  • [opening music begins]

  • [music fades]

  • Cinnamon: Hi. How are you guys doing today?

  • I'm Cinnamon Cooney. I'm your art sherpa. Welcome to the live event. And if you're here on replay,

  • thank you for coming, and going ahead and giving this painting a try.

  • Today, together, we're going to paint

  • this wonderful aurora borealis, inspired by Acadia National Park.

  • [inhales deeply]

  • Let's all take a deep breath. Woooo! What a time of year, right?

  • John: Mm-hmm.

  • Cinnamon: Oh, I'm feeling it. Are you feeling it, John?

  • John: Oh, I am.

  • Cinnamon: Today my co-captain, John Cooney, is with you. He's gonna be directing the camera so you can

  • follow my craziness around, and paint along easily.

  • John: Pushing buttons.

  • Cinnamon: Pushing buttons. We're gonna tell you everything you need to know to complete this painting.

  • So even if it's your first time painting, you're gonna have enough information to get a painting done.

  • That's gonna be really exciting to you and a lot of fun, so....

  • I'm looking forward to doing this with you guys. Everyone here who's live, how are you doing?

  • Happy holidays. Are you surviving the stress?

  • [chuckles]

  • It's really quite extraordinary out here in Humble. The, uh- Oh. Stunt Hands is adjusting the camera.

  • Um... Yay, Stunt Hands!

  • [exhales]

  • It's been really intense on the roads, right?

  • I mean it is kind of the rest of the year, and people will be painting this painting all year so wherever you are in your year,

  • [inhales deeply]

  • Let it go. Release it. We're gonna paint it out. We're gonna get rid of it.

  • We're gonna talk about materials real quick. I'm gonna put this painting up.

  • Show you again what you're gonna be doing.

  • Now, in the comments below, if you look down, if you click down, there's gonna be a link to the full painting.

  • I highly recommend that you either print out the finished painting or have it up on a screen.

  • Cause that will really help you follow along and make things much more calm and much more relaxing,

  • and that's gonna be the theme of today.

  • Just calming it down.

  • John: Yeah.

  • Cinnamon: Just relaxing it out. That's what we're gonna be about today.

  • I'm painting on a pre-gessoed sixteen by twenty canvas from Michael's.

  • Many of you ask me if you need another coat of gesso for your canvas.

  • And the answer to this is....

  • On these pre-manufactured canvases, especially the economic ones,

  • the coatings are not really consistent from canvas to canvas, and if it's bothering you,

  • I would say go ahead and hit it with another coat of gesso, but remember, gesso is absorbent.

  • So that's something that will impact you too, but it can help your finish, and you might like that.

  • Um, also today let's cover our fun materials. We have a few special materials today.

  • The toothbrush.

  • An old toothbrush that no one in your family is ever going to put in their mouth ever again.

  • I mark mine with tape so these people will stop taking it back to the bathroom to brush their teeth.

  • I also have sponges. Now I got a package of different kinds of sponges

  • from Michael's for about four dollars.

  • You could- This is gonna be for a future painting. I really liked that sponge.

  • These are just natural, free form, shapey sponges.

  • If you didn't have an ability to get one of those, you could take a kitchen sponge and kind of

  • tear little bits out of it and make it an unusual, free form, weird little shape.

  • If you can get these, for the convenience of not having to

  • fidder with a sponge, I would say do it, but if you've gotta pull one apart-

  • I've certainly done it before, and it will work.

  • The other, um, thing that's gonna help us today is fluid-

  • See the Golden fluid paint here? John: Mm-hmm.

  • Cinnamon: Now, here's the thing. Artist Loft now makes a fluid paint.

  • It's like a dollar.

  • [chuckles]

  • So.

  • Um, the only thing to watch on that is that it's not chunky or gummy.

  • So you don't have to spend the money for the Golden.

  • I'm using the Golden today cause it's very consistent and I can count on it.

  • And I'm gonna give you some more tips on how to get a successful spatter, cause I think that's really been

  • challenging everyone, and that's sort of the secret to the stars.

  • John: Mm-hmm.

  • Cinnamon: The other kind of unusual materials. Quinacridone Magenta.

  • But what if you couldn't get quinacridone?

  • Well, any bright pink magenta would work, guys.

  • John: So you could substitute passamaquoddy pink in there and be fine?

  • Cinnamon: You could totally substitute passamaquoddy pink.

  • And then the other two colors that I'd like you to have is either some type of Aqua. Some type of turquoise.

  • This is Liquitex Bright Aqua Green.

  • But you know I also love me some Southern Ocean Blue.

  • So, there's a lot of options out there. And then of course, our Dioxazine Purple.

  • Our Phthalo Blue. Our cad yellow.

  • Our black.

  • John: Mm-hmm. Cinnamon: Right. Mars Black.

  • John: Mars Black.

  • Cinnamon: But listen. On this kind of painting,

  • if you happen to have carbon black, your painting isn't ruined. Don't worry about it.

  • And I also like to use a transparent mxing white.

  • Now, yes, there is a student grade transparent mixing white.

  • Zinc white also works, and if you just have regular white, that will work too.

  • And there is an exchange, if you find similar or approximate colors is craft paints.

  • You guys are not in any way lost.

  • I'm still celebrating my... Cause I feel this is spacey.

  • I've got- I don't know why I feel Batman ties into the aurora borealis today, but I did, so.

  • I'm wearing the Batman. Cause the bat signal would be in the night sky, I guess is what...

  • The process was.

  • How's everybody doing?

  • John: Oh, they- It's quite a lively crown with us today.

  • [Cinnamon laughs]

  • John: I'm surprised. We got about seventy five people out here, hanging out with us,

  • on this, you know, wonderful Christmas eve.

  • Cinnamon: [chuckling] Clinging to art for sanity, I imagine.

  • John: I'm just so happy that we have such a big family with us today.

  • Cinnamon: It is a big art family.

  • John: Yeah. That's a real blessing.

  • Cinnamon: It's our calm supportive family. John: Yeah.

  • [both laugh]

  • John: So, we have a lot of wishes coming in today.

  • Cinnamon: Yeah, I would like to definitely- Cause it's the holidays,

  • because we have a lot going on, I'd like to do some wishes.

  • Wishes, if you're brand, brand new, go ahead- If you're not into wishing you can fast forward but I highly recommend

  • you try this experiment cause it makes you feel so much better.

  • A lot of artists, like art journalists, like to put words or wishes or intentions in a canvas. Hopes. Deams.

  • They can be serious. They can be silly. It can be like, I really hope this piece sells. It's all good.

  • It's just the idea of being just a little bit optimistic and hopeful, which you have to be, to paint a white

  • canvas and think you're gonna get something out of it.

  • Do you have a wish for us, John?

  • John: We have- I have some wishes up for us. Yeah, we have a couple quick wishes and then we have a special

  • wish that we're gonna do here. So. You know, a lot of our community have been sending out

  • light and love to all of- all the people out there with crazy weather and crazy driving and

  • crazy stuff happening. It's- You know, this time of the season there's a lot of...

  • A lot of risk in going out there due to weather or just crazy drivers.

  • There's been a lot of car accidents, so we wish a lot of light and love to all those who are out there traveling.

  • That they have safe journeys and get to where they're going safe and warm.

  • Cinnamon: So what I have written is light and love for the craziness. Safety to travelers.

  • John: Yeah.

  • Cinnamon: That's a wish that we have. I'm writing these in watercolor pencil. Don't do these in pencil

  • or pen cause it can bleed through your paint. You can do it in chalk though.

  • Kid's chalk will work too. Or you can always write

  • on the back here.

  • Works too.

  • John: We're gonna send out a couple of special- We've had some family losses ins ome of our community members.

  • Cinnamon: Oh... Uh- oh.

  • John: Bonnie M. her, uh, her brother's wife, uh...

  • Her brother passed away last night. So, you know.

  • Cinnamon: I'm so sorry Bonnie.

  • John: Yeah. We'd like to send love to her family.

  • Cinnamon: Bonnie.... John: Her brother's wife and children.

  • Cinnamon: Love and strength to your family, Bonnie. We're very sorry for your loss.

  • John: And to Sue Clark, who also had a loss in her extended family on the twenty first.

  • Cinnamon: Oh, Sue. I'm really sorry.

  • To all of you tonight,

  • and into the future that run into this video, if you're experiencing loss, our heart is with you.

  • And we just wish you strength and love.

  • Cause that's what it takes to get through.

  • Strength and love.

  • John: And we're gonna end with we wish that all the little brushes out there get all the gifts that they ask for.

  • Cinnamon: Yes! We wish ALL the little brushes... John: And big brushes.

  • Cinnamon: All the little and big brushes.

  • All the gifts, spiritual and physical, they wish for.

  • John: Mm-hmm.

  • And for all the mommies looking for little packages. New buns in the oven....

  • [Cinnamon chuckles]

  • John: Babies, we wish all that too.

  • Cinnamon: We wish all that too.

  • John: So, you know, love you guys. Thanks for all those wishes.

  • Cinnamon: And I'm gonna put a wish out there. I wish hart party keeps growing.

  • John: I do too. Gosh. You know, I'm just so epically grateful.

  • Cinnamon: And as it grows, I wish that it stays so loving.

  • And supportive.

  • John: Me too.

  • Cinnamon: Alright. John: Ok.

  • Cinnamon: Now, I could really scribble on my canvas today, because we have to do kind of an underpainting

  • in phthalo blue and dioxazine purple, which is why I hadn't put all the paint out.

  • Cause I wanted to deal with this first, to get this first coat in. This is a really important coat on your canvas.

  • John: Mm-hmm.

  • Cinnamon: You gotta- To get this space, you have to get a really rich, deep, deep base.

  • Started before you start sponging.

  • John: Oh, yeah? Cinnamon: Yeah.

  • That's one of the tricks to it. Space be deep.

  • [both laugh]

  • John: I love your space paintings, and while you're doing that, there's some-

  • Cinnamon: I've gotten- I'm using a really big brush. Just cause I want to enjoy just getting the paint on easily.

  • This is a number sixteen Pro-Stroke by Powercryl Creative Mark.

  • These brushes are crazy expensive except a couple times a year.

  • Jerry's Artarama puts them on clearance and then they're like five bucks.

  • John: Oh!

  • Cinnamon: And that's why I can have like, I don't know, I think this brush is like forty five dollars regularly. So.

  • Definitely watch for those Jerry's sales.

  • I don't know how long they'll keep having those wonderful discount sales, but they-

  • In twenty fifteen, coming on twenty sixteen-

  • John: Mm-hmm.

  • Cinnamon: Bonus sales. So I'm getting my brush a little bit wet to prime it and warm it up.

  • And I'm just gonna grab an even mix of dioxazine and phthalo, which look probably exactly the same.

  • This is the purple and this is the blue. John: Yeah.

  • Cinnamon: Notice that I don't just mix these together.

  • John: Oh yeah.

  • Cinnamon: I am always in the habit of working from the outside of my paint plops.

  • And I do use water. To thin my paint.

  • Um, right now in acrylic the thinking is is that you should be using mediums or flow agents to thin your paint.

  • But I have to tell you, that while that's wonderful in a fine art practice,

  • um, it's very expensive.

  • John: It could be cost prohibitive?

  • Cinnamon: It's cost prohibitive and this paint is designed to be thinned up to thirty percent with water.

  • You know, all these companies have, um....

  • A lot written up on their websites. They all have websites with information.

  • And they'll tell you what their extensive testing has shown their paint can withstand,

  • and they're generally pretty right.

  • John: Yeah.

  • Cinnamon: So just putting this nice...

  • deep indigo up into the sky here.

  • John: While you're laying that in there, we've got a couple birthdays among us today.

  • Cinnamon: Oh! Do we have some birthdays? I love birthdays.

  • John: Yeah, we have some birthdays.

  • Uh, I saw- Let me scroll back up here, as soon as you switch back over. There you go.

  • Let's see here. I think Cleo and I think, uh.....

  • There's one other up here that I missed, but......

  • Cinnamon: Happy Birthday, Cleo!

  • John: Happy Birthday to everybody who's having a birthday. I think there was some-

  • Cinnamon: Shout it back up. If we miss it, shout it back up, cause we love giving you birthday wishes.

  • John: Yeah. And we're gonna send some extra love out there to Jacqueline's, uh...

  • Let me go back and check, I think it's her cousin. So.

  • Cinnamon: Awe. Love to Jacqueline's cousin.

  • John: She needs a little bit of that out there.

  • Cinnamon: You know!

  • I honestly think that there is tremendous power in wishing someone well.

  • John: I- Well, yeah we do.

  • [both laugh]

  • John: We kinda commit to it! Cinnamon: I do!

  • I think that that has meaning in the universe.

  • I do.

  • John: And, I think, uh....

  • I saw that- I think it was-

  • Let's see here. I saw some good news come up here.

  • Cinnamon: Oh, I love good news!

  • John: Ste- Oh, there we go. I pushed the button again. Stephanie Bergason's-

  • Cinnamon: Bergeron. John: Bergeron.

  • Cinnamon: I'm probably saying her name wrong too. I don't know why I corrected you.

  • [both laugh]

  • John: I think it was saying, had some good news there, if you ever want-

  • Cinnamon: Oh!!! Is, um- John: Mom?

  • Cinnamon: Your mom is ok? I really hope your mom is ok. John: Feeling better I think is what it was.