Friday, November 7, 2008
It's been years since I did any acrylic (with the exception of One Hot Tomato) and the experience of smothering that big, blank canvas in color was moving. I gained some respect for photoshop in the process. I remember Mr. Wishart, my High School Art teacher pshawing computer art sighting the smell and feel, and I would add unpredictablilty, of true paint as an irreplaceable and superior experience. I would tend to agree. Photoshop, however, provided a safe haven for experimenting with transparency and design without the hassle of wasting pigment (27 bucks for a 2 paintbrushes and 4 medium tubes of paint that will be used up by the end of my next painting). The two mediums compliment eachother. Maybe a brush and a stylus can play nice in an artist's hand. Speaking of photoshop, does anyone know a way to get that glare on the bottom left and the shadow on the top right evened out?