Sunday, October 30, 2011

comp art

After a twitter conversation i thought id share with you the role that computer programs sometimes play in my art

some times in helping me design a painting

and at other times as a stand alone piece in its own right


first ill start with some that turned out to be designs for paintings

this one was the result of running a photo through various "filters" on paint shop pro

i like the effect so much i decided i almost had to paint it


this one was designed by accident on paintshop pro
after being confined to my bed and growing increasingly frustrated by the situation
you've all seen when kids get frustrated at a drawing and they scribble over it ... well this is what it looks like when you do that with paint shop pro using various "paint tubes"


thankfully come this next design i was some what calmer
(possibly as a result of medication)
ahhh strong calming soothing thoughts
(and a fair amount of doodling result in this)

and although i thought the computer design was a little insipid i thought it might just be worth exploring its concept in paint the result was this following painting

although im sure its not most folks cup of tea i kinda like it

of course some times the designs are not a result of doodling but a concerted effort to design a specific piece such as this rather minimalistic piece

i think i prefer the computer version though


occasionally ill design pieces that i
(at first)
never intend to paint
they are meant to be solely stand alone pieces in their own right
such as this one


it was created using both Das and paintshop (as were some of the following)
with the help of Hubble photographs which i fell in love with

the fairy nebula seem to be particularly calling for some artistic intervention for which i was only to happy to oblige

and of course the stand alone's also consist of photo's run through the various filters and tinkering with various other effects to result in pieces such as these

but enough about me and my photos lets get back to what we all like

more faery's