Excellent, instructive, and entertaining as usual!
James Gurney is a genius of painting. A complete artist.
Liked it; would like to see more.
I really appreciate ALL of James' work, his blog, his 2 painting books and his videos as well. And this session I really enjoyed. I am not a dinotopia fan, but I love his approach to painting and his way to let us participate. Thank you! See u next time!
I enjoyed it and hope there will be more.
It was great... James and his wife are great people.
James Gurney show was good, but video quality was patchy....your email window is not working for me either requiring me to enter the review more than three times...if this don't work I won't submit a review!
Fantastic - Sooo much fun!I l learned a lot and it was refreshing to have such an amazing professional so warm, accessible and answering our questions. Watching him draw was a gift... His wife is lovely - they make a great team.
The quality of the video was very blurry, but seeing James paint, and hearing the commentary was a thrill for me.
As usual, time very well spent. Watching and listening to James Gurney work is always a learning experience made 10 times better by the humor and personal warmth if both he and Jeanette. The technical aspect was a little rough in places, but that was no detriment to the painting demo. The details about using casein paint were invaluable for those of us new to the medium, and he presented it all with an enthusiasm that makes the viewer feel as if we are right there at his elbow discovering these points with him. I can't wait until his next Open Concert event. This is a marvelous way to present art instruction, with the spontaneous interactivity that personalizes the experience. I only wish there was a way to re-view it! Thank you, James and Jeanette.
P.s. it took several tries to send this review. Couldn't get the email link to take it.
I enjoyed this webcast a lot! I definitely want to login the next time James Gurney has a webcast. Technically everything worked as advertised. Many thanks!
The webcast was excellent, but the video quality could be better. It was very compressed/grainy at times. I have a very fast connection and computer, so I don't think the issue was on my end. Still great though!
It was great to see James painting and talking about his art and technique. CW is a great way to interact and share with fans all over the world (France in my case), since James is always willing to share his knowledge, this is the perfect media for him.
It was great! Just like looking over James's shoulder. I couldn't have asked for better content. Technically, the image I got (and maybe this has to do with my connection and equipment) the image was a bit pixilated and jumpy when ever there was much motion. That would be the ONLY thing even close to a disappointment, and it was minor compared tot he content.
That was the most fun I had all weekend.
Excellent presentation and discussion!
Would it be possible to start a live feed with music and some sort of graphic ten minutes or so before the show so we can test our connections?
First of all, I love watching you paint! I would rather you explain why you are doing what you are doing while painting, without the distraction of other people's (sometimes unrelated) questions. That must have been difficult to concentrate on what you were doing while having to answer questions. Perhaps have a question and answer session after your demo? There's room for improvement in the quality of the video feed. It was sort of like watching the first moon walk, or the first horseracing video feeds - very sporadic. I've watched other webinars, with the same problem.
Thank you so much for sharing! By the way, after watching your demos on your blog, I've taken up gouache.
It was great to see James paint. Probably my only frustration was wanting to hear more about his methods of painting than the paint he was using - although that was very interesting. I wonder if it's possible to have Mr. Gurney have a few minutes to talk through his process as he paints and gets started. Then open up the floor for questions after that. Just a suggestion.
The video image was bitmapped and patchy looking even though I had it on high resolution so I didn't bother putting it on full screen because it didn't look very good. I don't know if this is Concert Window, the camera, or just the nature of live streaming.
All in all it was a great experience. Thank you for taking the time to do this - it's so nice to not have to go anywhere and have a painting demonstration by such a respected professional. The experience was great and easy as cake to get involved.
I could have sat through another hour or two of this before wanting a break. I was mesmerized.
The whole camera angle and distance should be reconsidered. Very difficult to see the painting process. Wish there had been more commentary from James on what he was doing and thinking as he painted and less answering questions about equipment etc. during the demo. Question selection process could use some work. Perhaps a questions segment could come at the end?
Greatly enjoyed listening in and watching James paint with his lovely wife as his able assistant. I learned about his materials, how he uses them and conceptualizes as he works. His confident brushwork, from years of practice, is very inspiring. James willingly and warmly answered participants questions and, for such a brief demo, it was packed with information. Thank you!
It was fun, informative, and intimate. I'm looking forward to the next one!
Great presentation by James with nice interaction between viewers and the artist. The picture quality was uneven, occasional freezes and focus problems so, 5 stars to James Gurney for the content, 5 stars for his willingness to share with us all, and 3 to 4 stars to Concert Window for transmission quality.
The content and lessons learned were worthy of 5 stars. The webcast was a little Webcamy, but clear enough, 4 stars.
The show was great! It was informative and fun, and got me interested in casein paint; now I have to try it for myself.
The increased show time was better, and I would have gladly watched for longer. James and Jeanette are a great team, and they made the time just fly by.
And thank you Dan for creating Concert Window, it's a wonderful thing, I'm really enjoying it!
Eagerly anticipating the next show!
The James Gurney live webcast was excellent. It was a really great experience to watch, listen and enjoy Mr. Gurney's demonstration. I have had the joy of being able to see one of Mr. Gurney's live painting demonstrations before,( and that was great! ) but this Concert Window experience was wonderful in it's own way because we each had a front row seat! No shoulders or back of heads from fellow watchers to peer through! Thank you!
Great webcast, I hope he does another one soon!
I really enjoyed the James Gurney show. Good content. A suggestion: a show like this would benefit from HD resolution. I know webcasting HD in real time might not be feasible; I also know you want to keep the shows ephemeral. But if you ever choose to record shows and make them available later, perhaps you could broadcast at a lower resolution, and make a higher resolution recording available for purchase at a later time. Perhaps people who watched the broadcast in real time could purchase the HD recording at a discounted price; people who missed it could purchase the broadcast at regular price. But overall enjoyed the experience!
James and Jeanette were amazing. They were full of insight to their craft, engaging and entertaining. An excellent show. Will catch them again!
Inspirational and informative as always! Very cool to be able observe from such personal point of view.
Awesome livesketching, multitasking, coordination, question answering!
It was pure fun!
Thanks for putting that live seesion together, Jim & Jeanette!!
An excellent idea!
This was a blast!