This guy makes me want to go get a set of oil paints. Duane Keiser is a painter in Richmond, VA. He’s even better than Bob Ross.

If you’ve got another three minutes and forty-five seconds, this one–in which he paints an orange and then peels it, may be even better.

  • Dan Kulp
    11:35 AM, 6 April 2011

    I love these artists who make it look simple and stir a deep rooted feeling of wanting to try it. They inspire you to pick up a brush, grab a piece of chalk, fold some paper, or get some scissors.
    Sidewalk chalk art:


    Or my favorite – A Single Sheet of Paper

  • BuckBuck the Nordic Wonderduck
    1:58 PM, 6 April 2011

    SO COOL!!!!

  • Fellow Traveler
    2:07 PM, 6 April 2011

    Unbelievably awesome!

  • sally apokedak
    3:07 PM, 6 April 2011

    I must admit that as I watched the first one I was thinking, “What? He’s changed his mind? Why are we watching him ‘show his work’ instead of just seeing the finished product?” I mean, it wasn’t like he was showing us a technique that would teach us how to paint his finished product, like Bob Ross does. He was simply changing the picture. It wasn’t until he was almost through that I got that the video of progression was part of the art. Maybe if I’d paid attention to your post title I would have caught on more quickly. Anyway, these are very cool.
    In the second one he not only peels the orange. He eats most of it.

    Dan, this does not look simple to me. And neither does the stuff in the links you gave. Incredible. Wow!

  • Jonathan Rogers
    4:18 PM, 6 April 2011

    Dan, I’m just now looking at the links you sent. Those are amazing. I love seeing art forms that I’ve never given any thought to. Like sidewalk art. Or a forest xylophone, as in the link below. Warning: This is an advertisement. I felt a letdown when I realized that this movie was a 3-minute run-up to a sales pitch, but maybe if you know it going in, you can adjust accordingly.

  • sally apokedak
    6:44 PM, 6 April 2011

    I loved that forest thing and I think that any company that has advertisements that good must be producing great products, too.

  • sally apokedak
    7:04 PM, 6 April 2011

    I love watching these guys.

    It’s lowbrow, I suppose, but I love the way they can make these so fast, and I love the way they layer things so it looks like a mess and then they uncover the picture by taking the paint off.

    If I’d seen this when the children were younger I’d have bought the DVDs for school.

  • Jonathan Rogers
    7:12 PM, 6 April 2011

    Yes, Sally–lowbrow and yet compelling. I wonder how close to real-time that video is. Pretty close, I should think.

  • Canaan Bound
    10:25 PM, 6 April 2011

    Wow. Great stuff, Jonathan, Sally, and Dan. Thanks for sharing!

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