I’ve been making decisions about what I want to do next, artistically speaking. I could obsess about this. Encourage angst. Wring my hands and moan “Is this the right thing to do, now, at this point in my life?” Nahhhh. I try to avoid drama when possible. If I can see something, and it keeps repeating itself, letting me know it wants to get done, it’s worth doing. Therefore, I have committed myself to translating some of my digital pieces into versions I can hang on the wall.
I have learned some surprising things from making at least one new digital image every day for 437 days. 1) I really like making digital images. That may sound obvious, but I didn’t really believe digital art could be as satisfying to create as it has proven to be. And, as you can see, it is pretty hard to be that prolific using physical materials instead of pixels. 2) I like to think that making digital art is like taking a LOT of photographs. You have to wind up with a few
I took the painting from It’s Never Just Black and White into my favorite program, Photoshop Elements and we did a little dance routine. Once again, I see how very simple paintings can be layered into complex designs. These are a few of them: Just Say It One Both Lit From Above Faded Glory These designs were built layer by layer, from that simple beginning to a more complex outcome. Sometimes the layering leads to greater sophistication, interest, attractiveness. Sometimes, t
Usually, after painting a new painting start, or underpainting, I am eager to take it into Photoshop Elements and see what I can do with it. This painting has produced: Painting start 03 a Painting start 03 b Painting start 03 c Red leaf #paintingstart #PhotoshopElements #underpainting #Redleaf #acrylic #digital
I am still stitching the 2 new journal pages, but I did create a few more digital works out of that shadow of the light fixture. I’m like a dog with a bone ~ can’t seem to let go! You can see where this one came from. The largest version looks like felt. The light fixture is quite apparent, here: Light Flower Mandala I am on a quest for the perfect journal page (for my way of working). It must be very textured, attach to the next page in such a way that it turns fluidly, be a
I played around with the stitched piece from my last post in Photoshop Elements, so it’s gone from a painting, to a stitched piece, to a digital image. It gives me great pleasure to take a simple painting into an array of different mediums. #window #PhotoshopElements #light #digital #digitalpainting #turquoise
Kathyanne White is another one of those daring digital dynamos who is leading the way for the rest of us. She is fearless about feeding different substrates through her printer, and if you combine that venturesome attitude with her very inventive mind, the result is an impressive variety of sensual surfaces. Kathyanne has been awarded a 2009 Artist Project Grant, by the Arizona Commission on the Arts for her “Expanding the Digital print to Uncommon Surfaces.” She is a popular