Re: Speed Painting Videos
I don't know if it's just a gimmick or not, but you oughta try it. Sometimes the result is nearly spectacular. I used to study with a teacher who had a sign in her studio that said, "PAINT, DON'T THINK." Kind of the same idea.
I doubt that these "fast" painters paint like that every they take brush in hand. I'm sure they slow it down a bit. But just for the heck of it, try it for yourself.
One thing that may help (it helped me) is to use cheap old cardboard instead of an expensive canvas. After all, you're going to work fast an not to a lot of correcting. Visit your friendly local dumpster and pick out a few pieces of reasonably good cardboard, cut some panels, coat them with acrylic matte medium, and turn out a few one to two-hour paintings. You'll get a feel for it at very low cost. And, if you turn out a masterpiece, later generations will wink and give it a thumbs up and comment around the campfire at how brilliant you were for painting on cardboard a la Edvard Munch.