This post is one several paintings I had completed before my hospitalization for leukemia. While I wish that I could respond to every person who will be kind enough to leave a comment, I'm afraid I won't have the energy to do that. But I did want to continue to share with you - that's such a big part of why this FAA community feels like the source of my medical miracle. So I thank you for your comments - more for the many prayers and healing thoughts sent my way and continue to try to keep the circle unbroken by posting when I can.
This painting of sand cranes flying over the Tuscan hills, red with poppies, is an experiment for me in Post-Impressionist/Expressionist art. Not my usual genre - which is a realistic Impressionist style - I enjoyed the freedom of line and stroke, the slight sense of abstraction and the softness of the finished look. The entire scene is imagined but keeping the composition simple made it an especially enjoyable experiment.
According to the Heibrunn Timeline of Art History, associated with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Van Gogh was one of a number of young painters to establish a new style from their Impressionist roots. "Breaking free of the naturalism of Impressionism in the late 1880s, a group of painters sought independent artistic styles for expressing emotions rather than simply optical impressions, concentrating on themes of deeper symbolism. Through the use of simplified colors and definitive forms, their art was characterized by a renewed aesthetic sense as well as abstract tendencies. Among the nascent generation of artists responding to Impressionism, Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Georges Seurat (1859-1891), Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), and the eldest of the group, Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), followed diverse stylistic paths in search of authentic intellectual and artistic achievements. These artists, often working independently, are today called Post-Impressionists. Although they did not view themselves as part of a collective movement at the time, Roger Fry (1866-1934), critic and artist, broadly categorized them as "Post-Impressionists..."
Thank you to the following for features in these fabulous groups"
BEAUTY - JAMES
OUR WORLD GALLERY - LENORE
OLD MASTERS PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL ARTS - LENORE
HARMONY AND HAPPINESS - ERNESTINE
WISCONSIN FLOWERS AND SCENERY - RANDY
OUT OF THE ORDINARY - LYRIC
ART IT IS GOOD FOR YOU - NINA
MEMORIES AND NOSTALGIA - ALEXANDRIA
IN THE MOOD - LISA
FABULOUS ART BOUTIQUE - REBECCA
IMAGES THAT EXCITE YOU - JOHN
ARTISTS BEST FIVE ARTWORKS - TINA
I WISH I WAS THERE - DON
PREMIUM FAA ARTISTS - DAN
ALL SEASONS LANDSCAPES - BOB/NADINE
3 A DAY AAA IMAGES - CHUCK
DIGITAL ART AND FABULOUS FRACTALS - KIKI ART
3 A DAY WAITING ROOM ART - PAMELA
ARTIST NEWS - BOB/NADINE
PIN ME 1 DAILY - BOB/NADINE
BEST IMAGE PROMOTION - WILLIAM
ART WITH FLAIR - WILLIAM
TOP 100 DIGITAL ARTWORKS - NAVIN
THE BEST OF FINE ART - NAOMI
500 VIEWS 1 IMAGE PER DAY - MARIOLA
SIGNATURE STYLE ART - SHARON
THE ART SHOPPE CAFE - JACQUELINE
I doubt that Van Gogh (who is also NOT one of my favorite artists) painted his finished works in some 25-50 layers, but that is the magic and wonder of digital paint. One day, the digital painter will get his due as an original artist and one day, I hope, people won't think anime cartoons when they hear the word digital. Creating a digital painting, whether as a re-interpretation of a classic work, an original conception, an imaginative creation from several photos, the digital painter's output is entirely unique and the fruits of his labors should not be devalued by saying, "It's only digital so not worth what a painting would be worth." It IS a painting and every brushstroke and texture is worked just as one would work it on a canvas. Beyond that, the same process can be repeated in many layers, each using a different painting technique, different lighting or contrasts, adding a rich depth to what is too often misconstrued as one-dimensional art.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Thank you for your interest in my artwork. I am a western New York based artist with a passion for the sea and a deep love for the natural world around me. If you would like to see more, my full portfolio can be found at http://lianne-schneider.artistwebsites.com. If you enjoy my art works, please feel free to share this link with friends or share on your social networks by pushing the Pinterest, FB, Google+, Twitter or SU Buttons! Thank you! The Fine Art America Watermark will NOT appear on the finished product.
This painting, as with most of my digital paintings, is an ORIGINAL work of art created entirely on a Wacom tablet using a number of different painting programs and various genres of painting styles overlaid upon each other, much the same as the old printing process of chromolithography. In this case, the reference image is a photograph of the Tuscan hills - absent the flowers and the cranes - which was placed in the public domain.
Because the final creations are entirely digital in nature they are considered to be original art work, not reproductions. According to the International Association of Fine Art Digital Print Makers (IAFADP), "An original digital print is not based upon using original artwork outside of the computer. The artist may use elements as source materials, such as photographs, drawings or other appropriated images (those in the public domain), but THE FINAL FORM OF THE WORK EXISTS ONLY IN THE COMPUTER AND AS THE FINAL PRINT OR AS AN EDITION OF PRINTS." Furthermore, according to ArtBusiness.com, there is a distinct difference in value between a print/scan of an original watercolor, painting or photograph "...as opposed to original digital works of art created by digital artists entirely or in part on computers which ARE considered to be unique."
Please contact the artist, Lianne Schneider, directly if you purchase this image as a giclee print on canvas, framed or unframed. A signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity is available for each canvas indicating title of the work, my name, date of creation, a thumbnail of the painting, the origin of original work if the painting is a derivative, the number of your print in the limited printing and a guarantee that the work will no longer be available to the public in a canvas format once a total of 25 canvas prints are sold from all potential vendors.
See other works by Lianne Schneider in a variety of different genres - florals, still lifes, seascapes, folk art, historical pieces, vintage recreations, modified abstracts, and macros. Perfect for home, office, hotel or hospital walls, each piece is hand-painted for quality design.
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December 12th, 2014
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