In imagery painting of a horse walking along the beach in a golden morning--created by iPad using Inspire Pro app. The image comes from two separate memories. One was when I was in Mexico on vacation, horses were always brought around for tourists to ride. The other was from a British video I saw not too long ago where they showed some horses being taken to the beach for a ride. The colors are similar to what I saw on the video only not as gray. I wanted to capture what it must feel like for a horse to be able to roam free even slow if it wished and even in the most beautiful of sunrises.
This is digitally painted by hand on my computer. Digitally painted pictures printed on canvas have the nicest effects. Since I was a painter in oil, pastel, and other mediums like tempera for 30 years, I understand what a painting should look like and I those skills are added to my digital paintings.
Digital paintings have many advantages over paintings that were originally painted on canvas or paper and then photographed and posted for sale as print. The most important of these advantages of digital over "real" is that since digital was created digitally, it will look printed on canvas or paper exactly as you see it on the monitor and not flat! Flat shadows remain flat in print but digital shadows remain textured shadows.
It is a frequent complaint of buyers after purchasing a print of a photograph of an oil or acrylic paint on canvas that it prints flat, since on your monitor you see the digitally photographed version of that oil or acrylic paint and the textures are flat shadows and not digital shadows--there is a difference.
This painting is so heavily textured that clients coming to my studio often caress the canvas. The texture cannot be felt but looks as if it were there. Texture can be added using gel upon special order from the artist direct.
Digital photography of highly textured items like oil or acrylic paint removes all textures and makes them appear flat. You don't get this problem with digital art. You get exactly what you see! It is also green art--meaning it uses nontoxic materials and doesn't kill trees in the making!
Painting on the iPad does not allow for much textures but by clicking on the painting, you can receive a small full size part in full quality of paint strokes so you can see that some texture still comes through. Printing on metal or acrylic recommended for best effect.
July 22nd, 2013
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