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Having painted several
I bought a high definition video camera for my painting videos that I put on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/watercolourworkshop) High definition is great but 15 minutes of video takes 3 hours to upload and is creating a bit of a bottleneck. I was looking at this superfast 50mb broadband from Virgin but then I noticed in June they're bringing out 100mb broadband and now I'm thinking of getting a bit greedy!
What I have noticed on YouTube is how much more popular drawing is compared to painting. I suppose it stands to reason really, considering how easy it is to just pick up a pencil rather than setting up your paints. One of the reasons I haven’t done oil painting for a while is because of the setting up time compared to watercolours. In the time it takes to set up your oils I could have finished a watercolour! And that’s before you even get into how much gear you have to cart with you if you want to take your oils anywhere.
I don’t know if I’ve imagined it or not, but one thing I have noticed is people seem to have more respect for watercolourists than oil painters. I think this is driven by an appreciation of how much more difficult watercolours can be, especially trying to correct mistakes.
When I started oil painting, the colours looked more vibrant and I thought they would sell for much more than the watercolours. To my surprise there was actually very little difference. Maybe it's because my oils all look like Bob Ross clones and I have more experience in watercolours.
Original watercolour landscape paintings at http://www.StevenCronin.com