Friday, November 12, 2010

Coastal Adventures in Acrylic (DVD) The trailer is here!

This is it! The trailer is just to wet your appetite! If you love plein air work, direct painting, painting with passion, or you love acrylics and would love to explore some possibilities with it outdoors- you'll ENJOY Coastal Adventures in Acrylic. It was an adventure for me and I strongly feel the only thing that takes that "spirit of adventure" we all had when we were younger out of us, is the fear or failure and sometimes rejection. But getting it back can be intoxicating and inspiring! I have always been inspired by the impressionists, they took a bold step at a time when the public was used to seeing something comfortable, something they were used too, something all too common and then came these guys in Paris with a new way of seeing! They painted the effect of light on their subjects with freedom and expression in bold vibrant colours. That movement changed a lot in art and here we are today still affected by their adventure!



This has been part of what keeps me sketching and painting. I have been affected by the freedom of the impressionists and I put all passion and energy into what I do, it's that childlike adventure bursting out in me again! THAT'S WHAT I SHARE IN THIS DVD! Hope you enjoy it, when it is finally released on the 29th of November, 2010 by TownHouse Films.

The DVD has 4 paintings I did, all using different techniques to start. I am also very pleased to let you know that the first painting I completed in the DVD has been accepted in the prestigious Annual Exhibition of the ROYAL INSTITUTE OF OIL PAINTERS. If you are in London at The Mall Galleries between the 8th and 19th of December, don't miss it. You'll be able to see the works of some of the Countries top painters in Oil and some upcoming young painters in the Under 35 category! It's always a great to see Oil used in diverse ways and also acrylic. Some may ask, why acrylic, when it's an Oil exhibition? Well, the organizers have always accepted acrylic if it is used and the work produced framed like an oil painting.

I'll keep you updated with more on the DVD, when the release day is near, meanwhile, watch out for my Bath Marathon 4 PART 3, tomorrow!

15 comments:

Victoria on Okinawa said...

DVD trailer looks and sounds great! Paintings, views and your enthusiasm is fantastic. I love the background sound track, very soothing like the ocean waves in the dvd, keeps the voice over track less jarring than I've heard on other artist's dvd soundtracks. Thank you for sharing

adebanji said...

Thanks Victoria!

Carolyn A. Pappas said...

Congratulations, I hope it is a great success for you. I like the way you paint with your legs planted far apart like you are bracing yourself for what you are creating.

adebanji said...

Thanks Carolyn!

Diana said...

My goodness, your enthusiasm and confidence really shows even in that short trailer. I cringed watching you paint those people. If I did that at that speed, they would go everywhere but where I wanted them. Looking forward to the finished thing because I really struggle with acrylics.
Huge congratulations too on having the painting accepted for the ROI. So pleased to see your success since your early days on POL.

Angela Elledge said...

This is so awesome, bravo, bravo! I am thrilled for you and wish you much success, you deserve it, my friend!

adebanji said...

Thanks Diana and Angela!!!!!

Ola Balogun said...

Congratulations Banji!! Excellent trailer!! I hope the DVD will be a huge success when it finally goes on sale. At your current work rate and passion for what you do, the sky seems to be the limit. Those of us who have known you for many years are deeply proud of you. Keep the good work going!!

adebanji said...

Thanks Ola!! Thanks for all your prayers and support through the years!

Michelle said...

"It's not what you paint, it's how you paint it." Bravo! I love the way you paint those figures in!

Are we going to be able to order this DVD in the US as well?

Dave said...

Splendid stuff! Looks awesome.....I've asked Santa nicely so hopefully there'll be one in my Christmas stocking :o)

I'm sure it'll be a hit! Hopefully see you at the ROI PV (also hoping to get to your Bath show).

adebanji said...

Sure Michelle, Townhouse Films take international orders as well.

adebanji said...

Thanks Dave! Santa's sue to get this one! Nice to hear from you again, Sure, It would be great to meet up with you at the Private view and at my solo exhibition!

Seyi Ajayi said...

Quite lovely and inspiring. Keep the flag flying, the Lord is your strength. I hope you'll arrange some to be available in Nigeria for some followers like us especially in Lagos.

adebanji said...

For sure Seyi! Spread the Word in Lagos, it's coming to NIJA!!!!