September 18, 2007



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What the heck was he painting? that angle and with that lighting...who knows? Thanks for trying!

Very nice work environment, but couldn't see what he was painting. His technique appeared interesting.

at least show the freaking painting god

True, it's hard to make out much from this demo, but if you look close enough, you can always learn something.I've seen his work at Surovek- exceptional!

I love to paint. I use it to escape. My Son is in Irag for the third time. This man was born to create! Just watch, wonder, feel,and work harder. Go paint and stop whining.

Very interesting to see the painter in the working environment he has created. I don't think the point was to see WHAT he was working on -- his confidence with the materials and the intensity of his involvement with the process are the key -- look and learn!

It's always interesting to see how someone else creates. I enjoyed seeing an artist's personal environment and his enthusiasm for his work. I do wish the video photographer would have shown us a bit of his painting!

I enjoyed watching how the painting was happening. It would have been a bonus to see the painting as it was progressing and the finished product.

interesting that the narration contradicts a previous interview in which Young says he only uses three primaries to achieve his w/c works. Winsor Blue, Winsor Red and cad yellow, with nary a mention of the casein. Have a well printed Surevek catalog of his in which I can see no use of a casein. As with most artists am sure his palette is just evolving.

This also was not a "how to", more of an opaque overview of an artist whom is just about as private as Wyeth, one could not really have expected more! Want to know how he does it? As with the work. For those new to him through this five minute smoke signal, now look his stuff up, you will be completely blown away....

I am kind of surprised at how little water he uses when painting and that he apparently is not too worried about cleaning the brush other than wiping it. Interesting.

What in heaven's name was he painting? I believe this video clip is incorrectly labeled as "demonstration". It's proper designation should be that of "studio tour".

I could not see the painting?


Do more of this type of demonstration. It is great to hear about an artist, get a glimpse of them creating and see the environment they have chosen to work in. This brings it all home in more ways than one.

The way he is painting is lost due to the angles that this video was taped at. What was the object of this video? I really would like to view the way he is layering.

Scott has painted on our Twinrocker handmade paper for many years, and it was thrilling to watch him in action, spinning the paper around, grabbing it to let the paint flow where he wanted it to. James wrote a comment that he never knew he used Casine white. A couple of years ago, he started painting on a tinted, tan colored, Twinrocker paper and so has naturally used more casine white since the paper is not white.

I found the demo interesting..the fact that Young paints is more sub-concious rather than deliberate makes for a better piece...I like the limited color pallet...too many colors spoils the mood...

I liked watching him paint and it isn't even all that annoying to me that they didn't show what he was painting, the annoying part was that the narration was just the article read verbatem.
His stuff is amazing though. I could stare at it for hours.

Steve Doherty did the narration I believe and fit the scene perfectly. Seeing and recording. Writing. Another art form I believe. The video taped at some other time was a backdrop into the Artist studio and his technique. Nothing more or less.
Energy was the theme. It is what we all wish to feel when we paint, and hope for....Ok, off my soap box.

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