Ink and watercolor washes plus some graphite pencil work on paper. As I have mentioned before, the process of creating these pieces is often driven by how the water, ink, and color react to each other. And the result is open to the interpretation of the viewer. Is it a map, a microscopic landscape of some sort, or something else?
See it with the other Projection pieces here.
One stroke in Photoshop using a tablet and custom brush. Another experiment in creating balance without symmetry or alignment.
Prints page at Fine Art America
Like the other pieces in the Projection series, this one was created with ink washes, watercolors, and graphite on paper. The photo was enhanced using Lightroom and Photoshop. The notion of “projection” indicates both the manifestation of an image and an invitation to the the viewer to offer her/his own interpretation.
Canvas, paper, and metallic reproductions available at Fine Art America
Like many of the others in this series, this piece was created by a single Photoshop brush stroke. The aim was to create visual appeal through harmony and balance without symmetry or (mostly) parallel lines. And, of course, bringing out the third dimension in the fan-like elements adds interest.
Prints available here
Here’s an experiment with overlapping strokes. Each color is one stroke of the digital brush. The challenge was to make sure the two strokes complemented each other and didn’t create a “muddy effect” such as one might get in mixing colors too much in a painting medium.
One of the attractions of using these brush effects is that they portray a sense of movement and, if done the right way, the movement appears to be graceful and flowing. That is my intent, at least. Perhaps another way to look at images like this is to see something like the frames of a video. Each appears and stays in view and is not succeeded by the next frame. I also like it that one can also imagine dancers and feathers in this image. Hence the title.
Prints available here.
This continues the digital series of abstractions, where I work to create elegant and smooth lines and shapes just using a brush in Photoshop. It is fun and you have to let things emerge and take form on their own as full control is not possible. Sometimes the one-stroke creation doesn’t work; other times it may be very engaging. I hope you like this one.
Prints available here.
Digital blossoms or perhaps they may remind you of irises. I honestly wasn’t sure how to name them. See the full image and then a close-up below it showing more detail.
Something a bit new for me in terms of look at process as this is entirely digital. But I find that balance and harmony work here in much the same way as in some of my simple ink strokes pieces.
Ink, watercolor, and water-soluble graphite on paper. Water washes and runs were used to create the overall effect.
Canvas, metal, and paper prints available. Entire series of 4 here.