Whenever I finish a painting, I often play around with it to get ideas for new paintings.
I take pictures of it, upload them on my Mac and fool around in iPhoto.
I crop, flip and change color and contrast, etc. So below are some “sketches”
for possible future paintings all based on “Fall Woods” above.
All images © Anita C. Miller
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I do the same thing:) Great source of inspiration and understanding what I just did or could have done.
(re:) goes after understanding-sorry.
well, we’re always trying to do the perfect painting, aren’t we? trying to push our own personal boundaries somehow. you’re always trying new things, too : ) I like that!
That’s really interesting … I never thought about a painter using photoshop to revision their work, but it makes a lot of sense. Could you, if you wanted, just saw off the canvas for a crop, if you decided you wanted that?
Well, the canvas is over stretcher bars. I could, if I wanted, remove the canvas from the bars and then cut it and mount it to a board. It’s probably best, in my opinion, to just do a second version of the painting…won’t be exact, but will be close.
Amazing work and painting, beautiful art :)
Thanks very much.
Isn’t it amazing what having a digital editing program can do for us as artists…I frequently think about how lucky young students are today, having access to being able to do this, and what I would have done to have Photoshop or any editing program when I was in school, instead of just a sketchbook! Sketchbooks are not nearly as much fun! Really gorgeous painting, Anita.
I am really not a digitally savvy person…I don’t even have photoshop. I do enjoy playing around mostly with color on a computer. I can see it on the screen and then copy it in the painting. The one thing that the computer cannot give is texture…the substance of paint : ) But, I agree, the computer is a wonderful tool… Thanks, Patricia.
Cool painting! Nice colours! It’s really brilliant! you are a big artist! Exibit more.
I feel this air, this Forest,it’s so fresh! I adore landscapes-and i see that you do the same. Thank you .Look at my paintings-your opinion is interesting for me.
Thanks so much! I love to hike and there are several nature preserves nearby that inspire most of my landscape paintings. I will check out your paintings..: )