So this is an idea that I’ve been wanting to try for a long time. I think I first took an interest in making an animation from paint after seeing the film Le mystere Picasso by Henri-Georges Clouzot in college. Right now I feel like I’m testing the waters with this new approach towards the medium, and this is my first shot at it. The idea of painting each frame has always felt a little overwhelming, and has probably been the main reason I’ve avoided trying it for so long.
I like how the animation can expose the process of painting while also unfolding a narrative. I’m also interested how in the end there is no object, the painting gets stored in some invisible time lapse which feels less burdensome than paint on a canvas. I’m not sure how I feel about this entirely. I love looking at a good painting on canvas for an extended period of time in the right setting, but when they begin to accumulate in the studio, it can turn the studio into a heavy place which can have a negative effect on productivity.