Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity. We'll hear their inspiring stories firsthand, whether fighting back from a career-ending injury or transforming their lives and bodies through diet and exercise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
The Future Of Us is a powerful original series from television personality, futurist, filmmaker and techno-philosopher, Jason Silva. In this series, Silva shares his excitement around recent discoveries and inventions.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Representational artist Fran Beallor explains what inspired her to paint The Date piece.
Tags:The Date by Fran Beallor,artist fran beallor,fran beallor artwork,fran beallor paintings,GeoBeats,independent paintings,representational artist,the art series,the date painting,the expert series,fran beallor,independent art
Grab video code:
The Date by Fran Beallor - as part of the series on arts by GeoBeats.
I am Fran Beallor and I am an artist in New York City and this oil painting is called "The Date". You can see from the set up on the table that there is a letter, this is a letter of introduction. This blind date was setup in the days before the internet. You can also see that there are two cups on the table. There is a half eaten bagel, half drunk coffee. The date has been reading her book and you the viewer are actually suppose to be in the position of the date that has arrived and you have arrived late and she is not very happy about that. When I started this painting originally it was going to be just a portrait of a young woman in a Paris cafe. I have the two loose poster on the wall, and I had the red checked table cloth.
The model who I hired to come and sit for this painting she had to leave New York and I was not able to finish her face and a friend came and tried to pose for it but it never work quite well and I took the painting and I put it way on my racks and I really did not look at it again for a couple years in fact I had forgot about it until one night I had a dream and in the dream I put a cat's head on her body and when I woke up I thought that is a little crazy, a cat's head but the idea really stuck with me. It was very compelling until I had no choice but I had to do it and so I got a cat and it is different painting a cat than painting a person. I was wondering how they was going to work together because a cat's proportion are so different from people. They have no chin, huge forehead and big eyes but I did it and I think it worked pretty well.