Friday, May 29, 2009

iPhone Sneakers Painting

Still learning to paint with Finger Paint on the iPhone. Notice I cut off the toe of the rear sneaker (sure, I did that on purpose *NOT*).

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Portrait of Osprey

Finger Paint portrait of Osprey at the Eleanor Airship Theatre, nighttime.

It was really hard to do fine lines with my finger and get them where I wanted to place them, but it was delicious fun to do it.

iPhone Sketching

Osprey posted on David Hockney's iPhone paintings and a site in SL where they are displayed. I am SO happy to see this, because, though I had not really searched for "paint" in the app store, I did so after viewing this post, and I found "Finger Paint", a 99 cent app, which is really great for sketching on site in color.

Historically, I have always had trouble carrying loads of sketching materials on vacation, and I have tried a lot of different materials to sketch outdoors, including pencil, colored pencils, watercolors, acrylics, and pen and ink.

The versatility of this medium makes it ideal for me. The user can change the size of the brush and the opacity; there is a palette of colors which are very nicely chosen, plus one can create new colors and add them. The paintings can be saved to the photos camera roll, or deleted, or sent via email.

I always carry the iPhone anyway, so next week, I can sketch the Grand Canyon electronically! (I will surely take photos as well, and I found another app, ArtistsTouch ($2.99), which works from photos in the photo library, creating a faint outline of the main areas so that one may paint on top of them.

Another of Osprey's glorious finds!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Mezla III

In terms of alchemy, mezla is the First Matter in its downward motion. It is the downflowing energy of the Universe, which moves in a spiral manner. The spiral energies are related to Akasha, the Fifth Element, and they spiral from the Center of the Universe down / outward to create the entire manifest universe.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Teton Pass, First Pass

PURPLE, AIN'T IT? Dun weary! Will change. 24"H x 36"W.

Adolescence in a Painting

Yes, it is in that awkward phase! More to go to make it sing its best. "Snake River I", 30"H x 40"W.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Path Painting

Blogging my paintings at each stage is very useful to me; I can look back and re-experience the combinations of colors, the shaping of the painting. Not only that, I can see the painting at a smaller size. That is very much like moving way back and squinting. I can see flaws that I may not spot close up.

I have the iPhone to thank for that. It takes pretty darn good photos, and though the color is not perfect, it is good enough.

Blogs are fab for this!

Color scheme: blue-green and red-orange (no kidding! LOL).

The Path to Armand Bayou

The path painting, second layer. Osprey, once again, try not to look at the violet! I am not going to worry about the occult point in this image, just paint by the seat of my pants, so to speak (and the seat of my pants are full of it ... paint, that is).

The greens are a little more yellowish but I cannot get the violet and the greens to show in the photo drat it all.

*I have a strong aversion to pink, by the way*