Below are a couple of my most recent endeavors. They were both created entirely with digital tools. I've been intrigued with the idea of using vintage papers for collage work, but it was hard to find suitaby aged papers. I've stained papers with paint, tea, and coffee to provide an aged look, but didn't really like the results. Actual vintage papers are very limited and hard to find; I fear a sign of our digital times. But, recently,with a stint of time away from my studio, I decided to create some collages entirely with vintage papers found online in the public domain. I like the fact that the colors are very limited and it requires me to focus on composition. I learned how to create a digital tear on papers that weren't actually torn. Note the ticket on my piece, Random Thoughts. It was actually a complete ticket. The tear is digital.
What I like about digital art is that I can still satisfy my need to create, but not lug along a couple of suitcases full of supplies when I'm traveling. I just need a laptop, which I always take with me any way. Some of digital works I've created in the past when forced to travel light are here.
Below are two collages I created this past week.
Random Thoughts, Digital Art, August 2016
Marpole, Digital Art, August 2016
It is nice to be back at home and have full access to my studio and supplies. My goal is to continue painting at least one larger format landscape per week with traditional painting techniques. They are available at Ugallery . I also continue to put my small format oil paintings in my Etsy Shop. Creating daily is my objective. I hope you like what I do. Prints of many of my works are available here.