Videos

These short videos, which are hosted at YouTube, show the painting process for various pictures. Some only show images of the canvas as it is developed, and others go into greater depth about technique. Enjoy!

 Projector Process for Oil Painting

Leigh paints "Birds in Flight" by projecting a photo on the canvas, and narrates the process of creating this vibrant painting. 2:52

Balboa Park Botanical Building

An in-depth slideshow that follows the entire painting process of this one picture. Includes a time-lapse and details.  1:26

Swan River Painting

An atmospheric collage with photos of the Swan River, subsequent watercolors, and the final painting. 3:37

Caedmon's Bike Trip

Leigh's niece, Caedmon, rode her bike from coast to coast and blogged along the way. Here are her photos and his watercolors. 3:07

My Approach to Oil Painting

Follows the step-by-step painting of "Carlsbad Beach Summer," a 9-foot wide triptych. Both technical and philosophical. 7:09

Impermanence

The first half of this slideshow shows the rock sculptures being built, the second half shows how they get painted.  2:54

Waterfront in Sapa, Vietnam

Taking his son, Charlie's photo as a source, this slideshow follows Leigh's gradual progress with this painting. 1:03

Balboa Park Centennial Paintings

A slideshow of the original photos and resulting paintings for the Balboa Park Centennial series. 2:52

12 Days in Paris

A dreamy slideshow through Paris and Giverny that shows the photos, paintings, and palettes for each of the 12 pictures.  2:54

Snug Harbor

An early video, Leigh captures this painting's stages and caps it off with footage of the entire landscape. 2:12