James and Jeanette put on a wonderful webcast. Very informative and it was great watching James paint live. Will definitely be in the audience if they do another! Thank you both!
James and Jeanette are delightful people and they shared a wealth of knowledge and answers to some of the problem solving involved in on-location painting.
An example being how to visualize and simplify forms and taking material into consideration (matte versus shiny). I would definitely watch another show.
I liked it, but why was he cut off?
First ever live art webshow on Concert Window! Super cool
It was fantastic! I really enjoyed it, but it was too short. I am sure James is very busy, so I totally understand, but ideally, a one hour show would have been fantastic!
Thanks again guys!
Peter from Vancouver
I thought the webcast was great! I’m a huge fan of James Gurney. Feedback: The camera and audio set up was pretty poor. The content was wonderful (of course) but it did feel a little rushed. I would’ve loved to watch a longer video.
I thought the webcast was quite good. I tuned in late and wish I would have seen the whole thing. I thought the both of you work together really well. I hope you continue the webcasts and I will get there in time. Many thanks.
I thought it was wonderful! My only complaint is that it was too brief.
It was informative and a nice, personal feeling experience with a great living master of art.
James is always able to pack a ton of useful information into a short period of time. I'll definitely sign up for future sessions and would love it if we could get even more of his time for those. A special thanks to Jeanette who kept an eye on the flood of questions from the viewers and kept us in focus.
It was fantastic! (A little biased as I love all his videos.)
My main issues lay not with the Gurneys or the website but with the people who kept complaining about their connections at the beginning.
And length. He seemed like he could have used another half hour or so to make it a full session but I thought it was a very good demo session.
Fantastic demonstration and information, as usual with James Gurney. Lovely to "meet" his wife, Jeanette, as well :)
Jim and Jeanette put on a fantastic event. Very enjoyable, wish it was longer.
My option of the James Gurney webcast: not nearly long enough. I think the limited time made it difficult for James to accomplish the aim of demonstrating a painting and answering questions. It was terrific, despite the time constraints, and the informal interactive situation was entertaining as well as informative. This could be a great format for art instruction and demonstrations like this, but in a length that allows the artist to easily complete the project and answer the questions asked. It was refreshing and lively, full of spontaneity and humor. Well worth the time! I hope Concert Window offers more art programs like this, and certainly invites the Gurneys back for more episodes. Thank you for putting this on!
I loved it! It was an incredible opportunity to ask questions in real time. I would definitely watch again if there is another opportunity. Thanks so much to James Gurney and Concert Window for making it possible. Awesome idea! :) Alice
Seeing James Gurney do his art and bring it down to basics for us beginners but still be totally relevant for pros... is fantastic.
The webcast was clear... . Like everyone else I wish it was longer.
The stream kept freezing so i couldn't watch anything really
I would give it 4.5 stars because it was cut off surprisingly, could have been a tad bit longer.
Gurney was amazing! There was some trouble with the streaming-- the screen would go black and I kept having to reload. That might have been an issue with my internet connection, I'm not sure.
Mr. Gurney did a good job answering questions while painting. I only wish the webcast was longer!
Very informative and helpful. Thanks so much, guys!!
James is great as always. Concert Window is really well designed too but might benefit from these Usability Design improvements:
- Some sort of dial tone or indication that the audio is working before hand.
- A way to see all the comments.
- A way to see the show later otherwise it's not desirable to be locked into viewing a computer screen by one's self, especially on a Saturday night for some people. (not me because I work for myself and weekends are not my only time off)
- The key thing that's working is it's a way for artists to cut out middle men. We need more systems like this to circumvent this global problem:
Why "High-Functioning" Psychopaths Rule The World
- This comment window should be larger.
- That's all I can think of for now.
A lively demo that was both informative and fun. Great idea having the Mrs field the questions. Hope to see more in the future.
I enjoyed the show, 2 thumbs up!
The interactive aspect was fun, many of my thoughts were shared by others as witnessed in the "comments'" window.
I've learned so much from the blog and YouTube presentations, and I enjoyed this more.
Hopefully there will be more shows. Please keep the same format with James and Jeanette together because they compliment each other so nicely.
Perhaps a future show(s) could be longer because trying to absorb it all, between the visual work and the questions and answers, time just raced by. Thankfully there were no technical problems.
I don't use Twitter or Facebook so I'm glad for the way James shows his work.
Loved it. Like the other reviewers, I want more!
As I mentioned during the show, I would love to see both the painting and the subject at the same time. Thank you for taking my request during the show. I hope that next time we can see both for a longer time? I get a much better feel for the artist's technique when I can see how he is translating reality into art, and a big part of that process is obscured when the reality part is not visible! I want to be looking at the light and dark and shape and color of the thing, thinking about how I might paint it, and learning from how my eye differs from the eye of the more experienced artist.
But it was still really great to see you at work, and your blog and videos continue to be a big inspiration. So thank you so much and please do more!
I thought it was fantastic! James and Jeanette (and Dan behind the scenes) did a great job of communicating through this new but very natural seeming medium. It was wonderful to have one's own questions answered in real time, as well as to see the questions and answers of the other members of the impromptu gathering of artists and Gurney fans on the chat. I'm definitely looking forward to more like it. I'm sure I'm echoing many others by wondering if we could have more time and a recorded video or screencast.
It was great, just a little too short. It would be awesome if James could do something like this again but make the time longer. : )
A great first attempt. It was a little like watching The Iron Chef of the art world.
We always enjoy James' demonstrations. The Concert Window webcast would have been 5 stars if it had been longer, which would have allowed for more preliminary discussion of the tools, materials, and setup. Jeanette did a great job of fielding questions, but having them arrive in real time seemed distracting; it might be better if there was time at the end for Q&A so James can concentrate on doing the demonstration and walking us through his process. We had a little bit of difficulty getting the video started on Concert Window, but Dan G. gave us the answer (reload the page); perhaps that could be posted in the instructions. Concert Window has great potential; we look forward to more art demonstrations and music. Creatively yours, --RQ