Youtube Says What?

Youtube Says What?
Stills from the book "Acrylic Solutions"; Photo credit- Julie Prichard

Stills from the book "Acrylic Solutions"; Photo credit- Julie Prichard

Last week, we received the following glorious feedback on our Amazon.com book page:

While I don't engage in responding to all of the comments we receive on our book, I thought I would take the opportunity to address "Michele" here on my website...after all...this is my website, I can say whatever I want.

First, I would like to thank Michele for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review. Second, I would like to whole heartedly and adamantly disagree with her statement. (But that's not all...)

Michele....you genius....YES indeed...you CAN find information like this on youtube. You can find everything on Youtube. One big butt, though...

Can you find all of this information eloquently written and professionally organized on youtube? Can you find a print companion to take with you into your studio that you can flip through and refer to over and over again on Youtube? Can you find a video with information from TWO accomplished artists that thoroughly explains their processes on how they use the same techniques? Can you find images as clear, crisp and  beautiful as the images featured in this book on Youtube? (I'll answer this one for you....because I am partial to all of the images in this book...why? Because I shot every one of them...and then I edited every one of them...and I know for a fact that video and still photos have completely different picture qualities..and there is no way you you can get resolution this high in a standard youtube video.)

Can you find detailed information and a ton of ways to add structure to your art? How about composition? Ever try and make it through some stuffy art major explaining those kind of topics on Youtube? (Makes me want to poke my eyes out and cut off my ears.) How many artists take the time to thoroughly explain all the supplies they use in their art and why? Not many... I know this.

No one takes the time for all this. They are not under contract with a publisher. They are not held to any quality standards. They've got time constraints (from Youtube) and most don't know how to edit video (more on this later this week). They'd rather film high-speed, watch-but-don't-get-too-close-because-this-is-a-big-fat-secret painting videos.. know what I mean? Sure you do.

So, from me....and maybe from all of the other "one star" product reviews you left last week.. Maybe think a little more before you type. I don't think your statement has anything to do with an "any" star review.

Best regards,
Julie Prichard