Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I can't believe I have not posted in so long! I have been doing a lot of traveling and a little art. We are traveling again over the weekend but then I will be home for quite a while and I look forward to making progress on designing my new workshop. I am very excited about the idea of incorporating a digital app program for the iPad or iPhone in the workshop. I am using PS Touch which is an inexpensive version of Photoshop Elements for digital media. I have been using my iPad mini to take photos more and more because the image is instantly available for playing. I also use my regular digital camera because does a better job or photography, but for my purposes, the iPad mini is pretty good. I am particularly fond of the "Charcoal" setting because it breaks down the image into 3 values in an artful way. I like working from a black, white and gray image because it gives me free reign on color choice. I decided to create a painting where the medium value would be represented by collage papers and then I would pop in the darks and hit it with the highlights. I spent part of today creating the collage mid values on a false start painting that had been divided into nine 5 x 7 segments. Depending on how these go, I will create a large single image painting with this idea.
I have a lot of fun making these little abstract backgrounds. Here is a closeup of one of them. Somehow, It is a lot easier for me to work this scale than really big when it comes to collage.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 8:06 PM