Time-Lapse (Video!)

Last weekend my charming assistant/husband helped me film this time-lapse video of yours truly painting a watercolor landscape. He also edited and produced it for me. Thanks, Jonathan! This is my first attempt at filming and isn’t my best landscape ever (the composition could be better) but it shows my painting technique and it’s (hopefully) interesting to watch it all come together. And without further ado, a painting from start to finish:

For the curious, pigments include:

Payne’s Gray, French Ultramarine, Prussian Blue, Sap Green, Quinacridone Gold, Yellow Ochre, Pyrrole Red Light, and a touch of Quinacridone Magenta, probably some other stuff.


Synthetic 1″ flat, Winsor & Newton sable flats in 1/2″ and 3/4,” Raphael Sable round #4, Winsor & Newton rigger


Hahnemuhle “Turner” watercolor block, 24×32 cm

From the Sketchbook: France
SCBWI New York Highlights


  1. by Dorit on March 14, 2016  6:51 pm Reply

    This is really neat!

  2. by Lonnie on August 14, 2016  5:03 am Reply

    Enjoy watching other artists at work. Love your work. Hope to see more.

    • by Jess on October 6, 2016  3:44 pm Reply

      So glad you enjoyed the video, Lonnie! Thanks for watching.

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