Light Remaining

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Digitally painted on my iPad Air using ArtRage and a plain stylus, while looking at a Creative Commons photo, which is the same process I almost always use in my digital paintings, except , of course when I paint from imagination. I prefer not to ‘trace’ anything. I did that w/ one painting below, and you will see that in the comment below said painting. I started and finished this one 3/23/18.

Distant Warmth 2b

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Digitally painted from imagination.
Digitally painted from imagination.  This is a revision of one of my favorite paintings. My preferred style of painting is semi-impressionist. Although I normally do my digital paintings on my iPad, ArtRage for the PC is the most capable application I know for producing digital paintings with a traditional painting appearance. If you have a graphics tablet, even the process is a lot like the real thing, as you smear and scrape thick paint around on a textured surface that the paint interacts with.

 

 

Estuary

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This is based on a  photo of what I presume is a sunset (rather than a sunrise), and my painting doesn’t do the scene justice at this point. I am still trying to figure  how to get images to look as good on PC as they do on an iPad. So some images here may not look great, but hopefully soon I will get the hang of it!

Tree and Valley

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Digitally painted on my PC with MyPaint and my graphics tablet.
Digitally painted on my PC with MyPaint and my graphics tablet.

This is from a long time ago, maybe six years ago. I didn’t have my iPad Air then, just some PC programs and my graphics tablet. As usual, I was just winging it,  trying to come up with something. The program I used was MyPaint, a simple yet excellent digital painting program. I encourage you to try it out. You may become addicted!

Last Gleam

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Painted on my PC, using ArtRage and my graphics tablet. Edited in GIMP.
Painted on my PC, using ArtRage and my graphics tablet. Edited in GIMP.

There is a trend I am trying to break, in my painting adventures. I tend to make my paintings mostly full of bright, saturated color, and it tends to end up looking garish. This is the case with this one, too. Probably saving the most intense colors, and the center of interest until the end of the painting would help. It is taking a long time, but I am slowly learning.