Welcome to StencilGirl Guest Artist Annie Hamman!!!
Dear friend! My name is Annie Hamman, I am a mixed-media artist and a professional filming editor from South Africa and I made a video creating this mixed-media artwork using StencilGirl products:
The 4 minute intro video below tells a little about me and what I am up to. I'll then show you another video with my step-by-step process.
Stencil Girl Products Intro from Annie Hamman on Vimeo.
**To the viewer not familiar with Vimeo. If you have trouble viewing, try to switch off HD (high definition) button in the bottom right corner. Second solution that helps me is to open old fashioned Internet Explorer browser, it supports Vimeo with no problem, while Chrome browser gives me lots of problems.
This is 28 minutes video showing my step by step process, which was edited, tightly cut and fast forwarded for easy viewing:
Stencil Girl Products Annie Hamman from Annie Hamman on Vimeo.
My color palette is Carbon Black, Prussian Blue, Middle Grey, Raw Umber, Transparent Pyrrole Red (can be substituted for Mars or Ivory Black, Pthalo blue or Paynes Grey, Napthol Red or Cadmium Red Medium):
Various collage pieces.
Titanium white (any brand), filbert brushes in variety of sizes and brands (cheap ones), a stick - to scratch into wet paint (I use found porcupine needle), any black watersoluble pencil (I use Derwent Watercolor in Ivory Black):
Initial background that I started on is 300lbs hot pressed watercolour paper, painted with a mixture of black, blue and white:
Stencils used to make background: Stepping Stone #1, Grid A1, Blades, and Picket Fences:
Stencils used for girl’s dress and wing: Chevron Doily Mask and Web.
I hope you enjoyed watching the video and inspired to create something amazing. Feel free to become my friend on Facebook, I love meeting new artists. All the best in your creative journey! Annie.
What a wonderful and inspiring video! Thank you so much. Ready to go the studio with some new idea!ReplyDelete
Eeeei! Thank you for watching. It's the first one I ever made and so glad someone is inspired! :)Delete
Annie, You did an amazing job with everything! It is fantastic that you are able to share your talent with more people! I am so glad I met you in Misty's online class last year. Your art is wonderful and intriguing.ReplyDelete
Many thanks and blessings to you.
Thank you dear Briana, I really appreciate your encouragement. It's very scary to make a first video and put it out there. It was very nice to meet you too, we had fun, haven't we? :)Delete
What a lovely way to begin my morning, sipping tea and watching your wonderful video! It inspired me to attempt to paint faces and I really enjoyed seeing how you built your background and used stencils. I am inspired, thank you!ReplyDelete
Thank you Madelyn for your kind comment and I am so glad you find it inspiring. Painting faces is such fun and there is no right or wrong way of doing it, so give it a try! :)Delete
Beautiful, Annie. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Thank you! :)Delete
Annie, this is amazing, so inspiring, thank you for sharing,I am SO proud of you. Keep creating. Lots of love HeatherReplyDelete
Thank you dear Heather, always so nice to hear from you! :)Delete
You've used some of my special favorite StencilGirl stencils, and you've done a beautiful job!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Cecilia! :)Delete
Hey Annie! I got your painting and have been waiting to open it for some reason? Now I am going to open it up!!!! So excited to do that and try something with your techniques! Best use of stencils I have ever seen friend! I am such a fan of you and your artwork. You have a wonderful accent too and are so pretty. Is that a french accent? It sounds like French. I know you are living in South Africa but I didn't know they had French accents there, that's very cool.ReplyDelete
I love how airy your style appears to be and yet so personable at the same moment, like an antique doll portraiture or something similar to a wonderful piece someone might find in the attic of a very old home. You are going to go place Annie. See here you already have, and the filming was done excellently as well. Sanna
I am so glad she arrived to you safely, Susan! I began to worry here for a moment. If for some reason you don't find a wall space there, I'll take her back - I miss her! It's a Russian accent, I am in SA for 16 years but it never left me. I am quite irritated by it, but my husband said that's the reason he married me. :) It's interesting you find the antiques influence in my work, you are the first one to notice it. My studio is so filled with vintage, including dolls, that it's more antiques than art supplies. :-0 Always nice to chat to you. Thank you for believing in me.Delete
Hi Annie I know and love your work but must say it was wonderful to see you painting and the video presentation was wonderful thank you...Bev xxReplyDelete
I am so glad you liked it Bev! :) Your opinion means a lot to me.Delete
Annie--thank you so much for joining us today on StencilGirl Talk as a Guest Artist!!! You made an absolutely beautiful project! Also....SO love the way you used my Chevron Doily Mask for her collar--genius!ReplyDelete
Thank you Maria, so glad you mentioned that you love videos here, otherwise I would fine another excuse to not make one. I didn't know it was your doily design until I read the codes at the end. It looks like I am a fan of your art, incidentally. :)Delete
Absolutely beautiful. The hands!! I love your work and how creatively you use the stencils. I can't say enough. Wonderful!ReplyDelete
Thank you Denise, so glad you enjoyed the video. I really had fun with it myself. :)Delete
Awwww, Annie, I am so glad I stayed to the end of the first video, since it answered my question- now I have a thousand more for you... :) Come, I have tea and a blazing fire going ;) now to watch the second one XxReplyDelete
I am so glad you watched it, Galia! Will send you private FB message. :)Delete
I absolutely LOVE this piece! So beautiful! And your subtle use of the stencils is really inspiring.ReplyDelete
Thank you Gwen, subtle is the right word - that what I was aiming for! :)Delete
Wow. I just watched this; and it is WONDERFUL. I was fascinated, watching her materialize. . .Thank you so much for sharing your process.ReplyDelete