Who is this, Art? I don’t know, but he stops by everyday and bugs me until I do something creative. So much for social distancing, however!
It turns out it requires quite a bit of physical energy to do analogue art, and although I’ve started a new watercolour painting, the subject: A disgruntled Floridian pigeon, will sadly have to wait due to my current illness. I have instead, turned my attentions to creating digital art once again. I have a collection of apps that will convert photos into all sorts of awesome art effects, as you may remember when I was creating my simulated oil paintings. I like to be very experimental in my artistic efforts, so I have a lot of fun combining all the different effects and seeing what I come up with.
All I’m required to do is sit and push a mouse around. Not quite as energetic as mixing paints and pushing a brush about – oddly enough, and therefore better suited to my current predicament, especially as workable results are more quickly produced.
You may or may not remember my having done a little series of simulated ripped paper art a while back. All the pieces were autobiographical in some way. I’ve been listening to a lot of jazz lately, Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and the like, and so my work has been influenced thusly. Each piece is a reflection of the moment’s mood and historical events, and listed in order of completion. Click on the gallery below to view in better detail:
I love creating these weird and wonderful pieces. There will always be a place in my heart for abstraction – it pairs quite nicely with distraction.