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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Creating Action, Energy in Art, My Painting Hockey Action



This is my painting, Hockey Action. I wanted to convey the action, excitement and energy of the game. I used repetition of hue (color), saturation and value to keep viewers’ eyes moving around the painting. The oblique shape of the guard rail contributes to this movement. I used diagonal paint strokes and blurred and jagged edges to add to the feeling of movement and energy. The player with the white green jersey is my focus; his placement on the canvas follows the rule of thirds. To maintain unity, I eliminated all texts, symbols and hockey socks of the players. All hockey pants were painted a muted dark red; constant values and saturation. The two players with the red jerseys are painted in tones of reds. Helmets, masks, hockey gloves and skates are painted a red black. The player in the background has a light green jersey; a complementary color to his muted pants. The goalie’s glove and leg pads and the players’ skate blades are also painted the same hue. There are 3 figures. It is best to use odd number shapes than even number shapes.

This is a digital painting using traditional painting techniques and a painterly approach. I used only virtual brushes and oil paints (Corel Painter 12 and Intuos5 drawing pen and tablet). I did not use software aids, i.e. filters, effects.

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Conveying Strength and Beauty in Art, My Landscape Painting



This is my painting, Majestic Mountain. I wanted to convey the strength and majesty of the mountain as well as the beauty of the overall landscape. Instead of a strong vertical format, I chose a horizontal format with the warm colored mountain in front of the cool blue sky and ocean. I painted the mountain with strong diagonal brushstrokes. These strokes contrast with the soft strokes in the sky and water. This is a digital painting using traditional painting techniques. I used only virtual brushes and oil paints. I did not use software aids, i.e. filters, effects.

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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Corn and Tomatoes, A Digital Painting



The above image is my first digital painting, Corn and Tomatoes. I used only virtual brushes and paints. I did not use any aides i.e. effects. The switch to a computer gave me the opportunity to paint in the afternoon and at other times in the day. There was no clean up so I was not limited by my disability and fatigue. I have an Intuos5 drawing tablet and pen and I used a trial edition of Corel Painter 12. I selected oil and canvas as my medium and support. I chose the oil real bristle brushes. Although my first try is somewhat blurred, I wanted to create a painterly image. My color scheme is based on cool green and warm red hues. While mixing my colors I kept in mind the Munsell color wheel, values and temperatures necessary for modeling the forms. Let me know what you think of this painting.

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